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HealthI gave my kidney to a stranger AMA!

Apr 12th 2017 by dylanmatthews • 31 Questions • 90 Points

My short bio: I was a senior about 7 weeks away from graduating when 4/16/2007 happened. I knew several people that were either killed or injured. There isn't a single week that goes by since that day when it doesn't cross my mind.

EDIT: Some additional insight so you don't have to dig through comments:

  • I was not in a classroom, and I was not shot. I was on my way to an unaffected class room.

  • I was good friends with one person that was killed, acquaintances with a few who were shot, and knew several others affected.

  • The top takeaways from the incident for me were:

  1. The media is an extremely sharpened double-edged sword. The same vehicle that generated a global outpouring of support also arm-chair quarterbacked their way into criticizing our school, and stalked students around campus trying to generate tears-on-camera. I was set to graduate with a degree in mass communication, but abondoned the media industry altogether after that incident.

  2. Virginia Tech is one of the most resilient, kindest communities I've ever known. Everyone parents asked us to "leave and come home," but not a single person I know did. We all stayed. Even the 20-or-so injured students all came back to school as soon as they could. Everyone wanted to be at school to help each other and not let something like this define who we were. One guy who was shot in the leg left his hospital bed against doctor's order on crutches, just so he could walk across stage at our departmental commencement ceremony. People gave him a full five minute standing ovation.

  3. I remember being rather hurt/upset that it can branded as "the Virginia Tech massacre." No one asked us (the students) if that was okay. I realize that's not historical labeling works, but it just always bothered me.

My Proof: http://imgur.com/a/XuFRS

EDIT 2: The intent here was to simply give folks a personal perspective on how a school/community is impacted beyond what you may recall hearing from the media. I care about my school and wanted awareness for my 32 heroes to live on a decade later. Even though I created a throw-away account and remained anonymous, there are redditors here who somehow believe I'm doing this for personal attention(?). There are certainly accounts and stories to be told of those "closer" to the incident itself, but I never claimed to be one of those accounts, so I'm having trouble reconciling some of the outrage and hatred in the comments.

With that, I'm going to stop responding to things now. My sincerest apologies if any one found this exploitative or disrespectful, it certainly was never the intent.

neVer forgeT.

Q:

Do you ever wonder why they never grow up and become Adultneys?

A:

Be honest with us. How small is your dick, Lil Dicky?


Q:

Out of all the characters you've voiced, which was the most difficult?

A:

hey jack, I know you don’t often have time to help with individual bookings, but I just wanted to say that I’m still so, so thankful for your help bringing my father get back home after his flight got cancelled in US last year. You seriously saved us from an awful situation and asked for nothing in return. I know your list is much bigger now, but I just wanted people here to know the kind of chap you are.

To ask a question – now that your club is so much bigger, what does your typical day look like?


Q:

Did you move in right after you bought it or did you renovate first? How much of the work have you done yourself vs contractors?

A:

Do you think that this sort of thing is common in Hollywood? Why or why not?


Q:

Do you get random bouts of survivor's guilt?

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Be honest with us. How small is your dick, Lil Dicky?


Q:

Out of all the characters you've voiced, which was the most difficult?

A:

hey jack, I know you don’t often have time to help with individual bookings, but I just wanted to say that I’m still so, so thankful for your help bringing my father get back home after his flight got cancelled in US last year. You seriously saved us from an awful situation and asked for nothing in return. I know your list is much bigger now, but I just wanted people here to know the kind of chap you are.

To ask a question – now that your club is so much bigger, what does your typical day look like?


Q:

Did you move in right after you bought it or did you renovate first? How much of the work have you done yourself vs contractors?

A:

Do you think that this sort of thing is common in Hollywood? Why or why not?


Q:

Do you get random bouts of survivor's guilt?

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They didn't believe in themselves.


Q:

2 inches soft, 5 hard, great girth tho.

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Terrence on Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.


Q:

Hey so glad I could be of help there and it all worked out in the end. Travel is stressful enough - add a cancelled flight and can get bad. Thanks for sharing that and for reaching out about it.

edit: sorry answered the wrong question here before!

My day is insane these days:

  • 4-5 hours of searching using mainly ITA Software matrix (Google's back-end flight search tool - you can check it out on my last AMA for more details) and sites like Momondo and others. I also use SkyScanner a lot for weekend trip deals (2-4 day short breaks around Europe)

  • Around 3 hours of answering emails (scattered through the day). It's gotten to take a lot more of my time, but was always a goal of mine to have my subscribers be able to communicate with me anytime.

  • Then working on the other little things like new functionality developments.

  • Then at the end I sometimes eat too :-)

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The only thing I paid to have done was the roof, because it was cheaper paying a pro to do it than paying my friends to help me, although I have done a number of roofs.

I worked on it for about a year before I actually moved in.


Q:

yes, because it's true and we all know it is

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One additional survivor's guilt story: I lived next door to a first responder EMT. Loud jovial lumberjack type, loved everyone and everything. He did not even come out of his apartment for 10 days after that. It was the most broken I have ever seen a human being.

Later (much, much later), we talked about that day. He said he was "walking through a sea of corpses, and it was completely silent, with the exception of cell phones going off constantly, with parents and friends trying to reach someone." He said he can't even hear cell phone ringers the same anymore.

He's gotten a lot better, but he truly hasn't been the same since. I can't process how haunting something like that must be.


Q:

2 inches soft, 5 hard, great girth tho.

A:

Terrence on Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.


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Hey so glad I could be of help there and it all worked out in the end. Travel is stressful enough - add a cancelled flight and can get bad. Thanks for sharing that and for reaching out about it.

edit: sorry answered the wrong question here before!

My day is insane these days:

  • 4-5 hours of searching using mainly ITA Software matrix (Google's back-end flight search tool - you can check it out on my last AMA for more details) and sites like Momondo and others. I also use SkyScanner a lot for weekend trip deals (2-4 day short breaks around Europe)

  • Around 3 hours of answering emails (scattered through the day). It's gotten to take a lot more of my time, but was always a goal of mine to have my subscribers be able to communicate with me anytime.

  • Then working on the other little things like new functionality developments.

  • Then at the end I sometimes eat too :-)

A:

The only thing I paid to have done was the roof, because it was cheaper paying a pro to do it than paying my friends to help me, although I have done a number of roofs.

I worked on it for about a year before I actually moved in.


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yes, because it's true and we all know it is

A:

One additional survivor's guilt story: I lived next door to a first responder EMT. Loud jovial lumberjack type, loved everyone and everything. He did not even come out of his apartment for 10 days after that. It was the most broken I have ever seen a human being.

Later (much, much later), we talked about that day. He said he was "walking through a sea of corpses, and it was completely silent, with the exception of cell phones going off constantly, with parents and friends trying to reach someone." He said he can't even hear cell phone ringers the same anymore.

He's gotten a lot better, but he truly hasn't been the same since. I can't process how haunting something like that must be.


Q:

Obviously kidney sales are illegal in most countries including the United States. However, was there or could there be any compensation made available for the incidental costs of donation (transport, time off work, etc) as well as for the costs of the surgery and any possible follow-up procedures?

A:

Previously you came out with the STM music video which cost you $600. This time you spent nearly $700,000 on another perfect video. Why did you decide to splurge so much on the new project?


Q:

Hi Tara, thanks for doing an ama! Do you ever randomly do character voices in public and get weird looks from people? Do they ever recognize you from your voice?

A:

HI Jack, looking to go to Sri Lanka next year for the cricket. Anyways to bag upgraded flights cheap or is that a complete no go?


Q:

Is it still possible to buy a house in Detroit for $500 today and would it be worth just to have and possibly fix in the future?

A:

How do you feel about the statement "... Separate the art from the artist" in cases like Polanski's?


Q:

Hi! I'm actually writing my dissertation about the Virginia Tech shootings right now. It's a study on how the media portrayed the event in the month following it. How did you feel about the media broadcasting and showing a lot of the videos and images that the shooter sent to NBC News? A lot of what I've read so far has commented on the backlash against it, I'd love to hear what you thought about it.

I'm sorry to hear that you lost friends, I can't imagine how awful it must have been and still is. :(

A:

Previously you came out with the STM music video which cost you $600. This time you spent nearly $700,000 on another perfect video. Why did you decide to splurge so much on the new project?


Q:

Hi Tara, thanks for doing an ama! Do you ever randomly do character voices in public and get weird looks from people? Do they ever recognize you from your voice?

A:

HI Jack, looking to go to Sri Lanka next year for the cricket. Anyways to bag upgraded flights cheap or is that a complete no go?


Q:

Is it still possible to buy a house in Detroit for $500 today and would it be worth just to have and possibly fix in the future?

A:

How do you feel about the statement "... Separate the art from the artist" in cases like Polanski's?


Q:

Hi! I'm actually writing my dissertation about the Virginia Tech shootings right now. It's a study on how the media portrayed the event in the month following it. How did you feel about the media broadcasting and showing a lot of the videos and images that the shooter sent to NBC News? A lot of what I've read so far has commented on the backlash against it, I'd love to hear what you thought about it.

I'm sorry to hear that you lost friends, I can't imagine how awful it must have been and still is. :(

A:

So the surgery itself is covered by Medicare, which covers end-stage renal disease treatment in the US (for everyone, not just the elderly). And they're more than happy to do it. Insurers love transplants given the high cost of dialysis they'd otherwise be paying.

There's some support available for people with financial need from the National Living Donor Assistance Center, for transportation and "subsistence expenses": https://www.livingdonorassistance.org/Home/default.aspx

And the National Kidney Registry also offers "donor insurance" so you don't pay for any follow-up treatment you might need. They also offer a life insurance plan for the year after the surgery: http://www.kidneyregistry.org/living_donors.php

But providing back wages and transportation costs so that donating doesn't cost money, at the very least, is a good idea. There's legislation in NY State, the New York Living Organ Donor Support Act, that would pay all donor expenses like lost wages, travel, and childcare, and guarantee health coverage of all long-term expenses related to the donation, among other benefits. It's a good bill and I hope it passes: http://waitlistzero.org/our-programs/new-york-campaign/


Q:

CGI man. CGI is so fucking expensive. when i talk about dinosaurs, you can do some cheap, cheesy animation, or try to make it look as real as the movies. to make it look as real as the movies, it's gonna cost you a pretty penny. i also have way more money in the bank to spend than i did when save dat money came out. so i could make these moves easier.

A:

Yes and yes


Q:

Hmmm not sure what you mean by upgraded cheap flights?

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It is still possible, but much more rare. The best thing, if you want to do something like this, is to do it now. There are many people in Detroit, myself included, that have a hard time with houses that are purchased and then nothing happens to them, for a while, if ever. It keeps the people in the neighborhood from dealing with an abandoned house if it's owned and sat on, so I don't recommend it.

For example, an LLC used to own the abandoned house next door to me-- I shoveled the snow, I cut the grass, because they didn't care and I had to live next to it. The water runoff from the roof was ruining my foundation, so I had to put gutters on it. Suffice to say, I'm not particularly happy with the former owners, and it's not a good way to build community. The city owns it now, and I'm trying to purchase it from them.


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I feel that is an individual decision. However, my opinion is that you do not throw a person's life and accomplishments away because they have committed a crime or done something you feel is heinous. His art, his employment, his achievements have nothing to do with me. They should be judged on their own merit, and we all make mistakes, should the rest of your life and contributions to society be ignored. I say no.

A:

Finally, a question I was waiting for someone to ask :)

I was a mass communication student set to graduate just a few weeks later. I had a job lined up at a PR Firm, had just finished interning at a news station, and thought for sure I was on my way to a journalism career.

After 4/16 and the loss of my friend, Ryan Clark, CNN contacted the Marching Band for someone to interview about Ryan's legacy. I volunteered and agreed to be interviewed, on the condition that it was to cover and discuss Ryan's legacy.

Jim Acosta showed up with his producer and interviewed me just outside Newman Library about 3 weeks after the incident. I talked with him for 45 minutes on camera about Ryan, all the wonderful things he had done, and what he meant to the Virginia Tech Marching Band. In between topics, Acosta asked me--in a tone that would almost seem to indicate that he was personally inquiring, not interviewing--"Hey, what's it like for you, having to graduate in just a couple of weeks." I responded with something personal and honest to the effect of "It's hard to feel accomplished, to be honest."

That was the only fucking thing that CNN aired of the entire damned 45 minute interview.

I quit my job, started working in a different field other than media, and have never gone back.

The media was such a double edged sword in the days and weeks that followed. The out pouring of support from the entire planet was just incredible and helped way more than I even expected it could have. And we owe that awareness to the media. At the same time, you couldn't walk 50 feet without someone and a camera trying to get you to cry on screen so they could air it in between ads. It was awful.


Q:

CGI man. CGI is so fucking expensive. when i talk about dinosaurs, you can do some cheap, cheesy animation, or try to make it look as real as the movies. to make it look as real as the movies, it's gonna cost you a pretty penny. i also have way more money in the bank to spend than i did when save dat money came out. so i could make these moves easier.

A:

Yes and yes


Q:

Hmmm not sure what you mean by upgraded cheap flights?

A:

It is still possible, but much more rare. The best thing, if you want to do something like this, is to do it now. There are many people in Detroit, myself included, that have a hard time with houses that are purchased and then nothing happens to them, for a while, if ever. It keeps the people in the neighborhood from dealing with an abandoned house if it's owned and sat on, so I don't recommend it.

For example, an LLC used to own the abandoned house next door to me-- I shoveled the snow, I cut the grass, because they didn't care and I had to live next to it. The water runoff from the roof was ruining my foundation, so I had to put gutters on it. Suffice to say, I'm not particularly happy with the former owners, and it's not a good way to build community. The city owns it now, and I'm trying to purchase it from them.


Q:

I feel that is an individual decision. However, my opinion is that you do not throw a person's life and accomplishments away because they have committed a crime or done something you feel is heinous. His art, his employment, his achievements have nothing to do with me. They should be judged on their own merit, and we all make mistakes, should the rest of your life and contributions to society be ignored. I say no.

A:

Finally, a question I was waiting for someone to ask :)

I was a mass communication student set to graduate just a few weeks later. I had a job lined up at a PR Firm, had just finished interning at a news station, and thought for sure I was on my way to a journalism career.

After 4/16 and the loss of my friend, Ryan Clark, CNN contacted the Marching Band for someone to interview about Ryan's legacy. I volunteered and agreed to be interviewed, on the condition that it was to cover and discuss Ryan's legacy.

Jim Acosta showed up with his producer and interviewed me just outside Newman Library about 3 weeks after the incident. I talked with him for 45 minutes on camera about Ryan, all the wonderful things he had done, and what he meant to the Virginia Tech Marching Band. In between topics, Acosta asked me--in a tone that would almost seem to indicate that he was personally inquiring, not interviewing--"Hey, what's it like for you, having to graduate in just a couple of weeks." I responded with something personal and honest to the effect of "It's hard to feel accomplished, to be honest."

That was the only fucking thing that CNN aired of the entire damned 45 minute interview.

I quit my job, started working in a different field other than media, and have never gone back.

The media was such a double edged sword in the days and weeks that followed. The out pouring of support from the entire planet was just incredible and helped way more than I even expected it could have. And we owe that awareness to the media. At the same time, you couldn't walk 50 feet without someone and a camera trying to get you to cry on screen so they could air it in between ads. It was awful.


Q:

Obviously you weighed the pros of extended life for multiple people against the cons of minor surgical/life inconvenience for you and found the former outweighed the latter.

But what, in your view, are the limits of what we owe to unknown other people? Should you be donating your salary to the Against Malaria Foundation? Should you be telecommuting for work so as to save money from the high NYC cost of living?

A:

Hey there, LD. I love your AKA's. Any chance I can get one?


Q:

Have you ever improvised lines or do you stick 100% to the script at all times?

A:

Business class / First etc?


Q:

1)Most houses sold so cheap in detroit because of the back taxes, you didn't have to pay any of that for the house?
2)Not worried about getting robbed/shot yourself or having to pull a John Wick?
3)Do you have any legit neighbors? And if so did you talk to them before buying/moving in?

A:

To echo /u/Eats_Ass comment, I find your attitude both commendable and admirable. I'd actually like to develop more of this type of attitude myself. If you'd permit me a follow up question, how did you come to this position? Was your view more ingrained or learned over time?

Thanks for doing this AMA.


Q:

Hi, currently a junior at VT. Wanted to ask a more happy question. What was your favorite dining hall?

A:

Hey there, LD. I love your AKA's. Any chance I can get one?


Q:

Have you ever improvised lines or do you stick 100% to the script at all times?

A:

Business class / First etc?


Q:

1)Most houses sold so cheap in detroit because of the back taxes, you didn't have to pay any of that for the house?
2)Not worried about getting robbed/shot yourself or having to pull a John Wick?
3)Do you have any legit neighbors? And if so did you talk to them before buying/moving in?

A:

To echo /u/Eats_Ass comment, I find your attitude both commendable and admirable. I'd actually like to develop more of this type of attitude myself. If you'd permit me a follow up question, how did you come to this position? Was your view more ingrained or learned over time?

Thanks for doing this AMA.


Q:

Hi, currently a junior at VT. Wanted to ask a more happy question. What was your favorite dining hall?

A:

I can't find a non-paywalled version, unfortunately, but I've found Alastair Norcross's "scalar utilitarianism" to be a helpful lens for thinking about this kind of thing: https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=YEi7iRj8w74C&oi=fnd&pg=PA217&ots=6QRzIX3sTf&sig=_0D1gwV7_P9VPs2zzisTKqancYk#v=onepage&q&f=false

I'm a consequentialist, and so I think doing the right thing is about maximizing what's good in the world and minimizing what's bad. Realistically, there's no way I can perfectly maximize. But that's only a problem if you think about morality as essentially binary, where either you've maximized the good (you acted rightly!) or you failed to (you acted badly!).

It's not binary, though. It's a matter of degrees. I know I'm not going to do everything I probably should do. I probably should live in a cheaper apartment and give more to charity and so on. But I can try to get closer to the good end of the spectrum, and for me kidney donation was a good way to do that.


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AKA ketchup packet

A:

We get to improvise a lot.


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Ah - there's a chance, but honestly most of my deals tend to be economy as you'll see. I'll try to spot something if I can. Fingers crossed :-)

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Because it had been abandoned for more than a decade before I bought it, I was able to purchase the house at the base price they sell them for in the county auction-- $500, so I didn't have to pay any of the taxes.

Sometimes. Detroit is a dangerous city, and someone did try to kick in my door one night-- It's a story I tell in the book. But I think what makes me the most safe is a good relationship with my neighbors. They look out for me, and I for them. I can't say it won't ever happen, as almost all of my neighbors have been broken into, but not a lot of people want to steal the tools from the guy fixing the elderly lad's fence down the block-- that's someone's auntie or grandma. So it helps to help people out. I also have a giant dog and do own a gun and I'm a boxer, so there's that too.

As mentioned above, my neighbors are great, wonderful people. I really do love them. Many have owned their houses for decades or generations, and it takes a lot to have made it through the 80's and 90's in that neighborhood during crack and mass incarceration and devils night, etc. They are some of my favorite people in the world. And yes, I made sure to speak to everyone to see if people were OK with what I was doing. They looked at me funny at first, but then saw I was for real and accepted me.


Q:

I had been asked the question when Roman won his Oscar, which was directed to me as "how do you feel about his nomination". My immediate reaction was, why should I care and who am I to judge the quality of films? So it seems it was ingrained, but I have limits and use my purchase power to avoid certain things. So I think you decide that personally. But the idea of disregarding someone's accomplishments because they may be/have been a shitty person, in general runs contrary to how I see things. I don't like the idea that someone cannot be redeemed. I do have my own limits as do others. I say your limit is yours alone, you should not told what you can and cannot accept.

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Great question! Haha

Day-to-day: Owen's. The philly cheese steak place was always spot-on, and the general tso's was surprinsgly on-point as well.

splurge-day: Of course West-End. I lived in East AJ, so it was all too easy to waste money and get fat there. The London Broil and Buffalo chicken wraps were my jam.

Such a great array of food options there, though. Even when I lived off campus, I still paid for a meal plan for that very reason.

I haven't been to the new dining hall they built behind the drillfield though, how is it?


Q:

AKA ketchup packet

A:

We get to improvise a lot.


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Ah - there's a chance, but honestly most of my deals tend to be economy as you'll see. I'll try to spot something if I can. Fingers crossed :-)

A:

Because it had been abandoned for more than a decade before I bought it, I was able to purchase the house at the base price they sell them for in the county auction-- $500, so I didn't have to pay any of the taxes.

Sometimes. Detroit is a dangerous city, and someone did try to kick in my door one night-- It's a story I tell in the book. But I think what makes me the most safe is a good relationship with my neighbors. They look out for me, and I for them. I can't say it won't ever happen, as almost all of my neighbors have been broken into, but not a lot of people want to steal the tools from the guy fixing the elderly lad's fence down the block-- that's someone's auntie or grandma. So it helps to help people out. I also have a giant dog and do own a gun and I'm a boxer, so there's that too.

As mentioned above, my neighbors are great, wonderful people. I really do love them. Many have owned their houses for decades or generations, and it takes a lot to have made it through the 80's and 90's in that neighborhood during crack and mass incarceration and devils night, etc. They are some of my favorite people in the world. And yes, I made sure to speak to everyone to see if people were OK with what I was doing. They looked at me funny at first, but then saw I was for real and accepted me.


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I had been asked the question when Roman won his Oscar, which was directed to me as "how do you feel about his nomination". My immediate reaction was, why should I care and who am I to judge the quality of films? So it seems it was ingrained, but I have limits and use my purchase power to avoid certain things. So I think you decide that personally. But the idea of disregarding someone's accomplishments because they may be/have been a shitty person, in general runs contrary to how I see things. I don't like the idea that someone cannot be redeemed. I do have my own limits as do others. I say your limit is yours alone, you should not told what you can and cannot accept.

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Great question! Haha

Day-to-day: Owen's. The philly cheese steak place was always spot-on, and the general tso's was surprinsgly on-point as well.

splurge-day: Of course West-End. I lived in East AJ, so it was all too easy to waste money and get fat there. The London Broil and Buffalo chicken wraps were my jam.

Such a great array of food options there, though. Even when I lived off campus, I still paid for a meal plan for that very reason.

I haven't been to the new dining hall they built behind the drillfield though, how is it?


Q:

How does one's lifestyle need to change after a kidney donation? Does one need to be more conscious of their eating habits, drinking, etc? I'm interested in exploring but am wondering what the effect on my life afterward would be.

A:

If you could collab with any artist, past or present, who would you pick?


Q:

As a voice actress mainly, are you recognized in public often? When you are recognized, do you here things like "do the Timmy Turner voice" a lot?

A:

I hope this isn't an inappropriate question, but you mentioned that this is now your full time job.

How do you make money from a newsletter?


Q:

How giant is the dog?

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I'd be more sympathetic to Polanski and willing to consider redemption if he hadn't fled from the consequences of his actions or was willing to turn himself in to face the consequences. Being as neither of those are the case, can he really be redeemed?


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How long did it take you before you were comfortable again on campus?

A:

If you could collab with any artist, past or present, who would you pick?


Q:

As a voice actress mainly, are you recognized in public often? When you are recognized, do you here things like "do the Timmy Turner voice" a lot?

A:

I hope this isn't an inappropriate question, but you mentioned that this is now your full time job.

How do you make money from a newsletter?


Q:

How giant is the dog?

A:

I'd be more sympathetic to Polanski and willing to consider redemption if he hadn't fled from the consequences of his actions or was willing to turn himself in to face the consequences. Being as neither of those are the case, can he really be redeemed?


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How long did it take you before you were comfortable again on campus?

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My lifestyle hasn't really changed at all. You should probably eat health, drink less, etc. insofar as that reduces risk of type 2 diabetes or other conditions that might cause kidney failure later in life. But those conditions could do that even if you had two kidneys.

The most concrete changes I made were switching from Advil to Tylenol and lowering my Wellbutrin both, neither of which were that big of a deal.


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biggie

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Yes and yes!


Q:

I have a premium option for those who want to get some extra perks like more weekend trip emails and get ALL the deals. There's also a free version which gets a deal or two a week :-) The premium one helps me pay the costs to keep sending emails to so many people, as I don't like ads and prefer not to work with affiliates like other sites

It still doesn't pay what my job used to and I work twice as much, but it's 100% my fav type of work!

A:

100 LBS give or take


Q:

he faced the consequences, but the judge thought he should go back on his word. you know press conferences in his chambers thought he might look bad

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Everyone was comfortable being on campus pretty much that same night. In fact, for many of us, it was the only place that actually felt comfortable, because it was the only common space we could all grieve together.

The weeks that followed actually became more uncomfortable to be on campus simply because there were reporters doing any and everything you could possibly think of to score an interview or gain a reaction on camera. The Corps of Cadets were ordered to stop wearing military uniforms simply so they would "blend in" while on campus.

The drillfield (where the memorial now is) pretty much became a giant ceremonious visitation gathering spot though, so everyone naturally congregated to it in the middle of campus, despite it only being 100 yards from the building where the shooting took place.


Q:

biggie

A:

Yes and yes!


Q:

I have a premium option for those who want to get some extra perks like more weekend trip emails and get ALL the deals. There's also a free version which gets a deal or two a week :-) The premium one helps me pay the costs to keep sending emails to so many people, as I don't like ads and prefer not to work with affiliates like other sites

It still doesn't pay what my job used to and I work twice as much, but it's 100% my fav type of work!

A:

100 LBS give or take


Q:

he faced the consequences, but the judge thought he should go back on his word. you know press conferences in his chambers thought he might look bad

A:

Everyone was comfortable being on campus pretty much that same night. In fact, for many of us, it was the only place that actually felt comfortable, because it was the only common space we could all grieve together.

The weeks that followed actually became more uncomfortable to be on campus simply because there were reporters doing any and everything you could possibly think of to score an interview or gain a reaction on camera. The Corps of Cadets were ordered to stop wearing military uniforms simply so they would "blend in" while on campus.

The drillfield (where the memorial now is) pretty much became a giant ceremonious visitation gathering spot though, so everyone naturally congregated to it in the middle of campus, despite it only being 100 yards from the building where the shooting took place.


Q:

Kidney sales are illegal in the US, but wouldn't a lot more people donate if they could receive compensation beyond just reimbursing them for expenses? Do you think we should legalize kidney markets?

A:

Do you still go on a lot of tinder dates? Not in this AMA's title anymore


Q:

Ever catch yourself singing songs from the shows you voiced for?

A:

So you can also pay rent and all your bills from this?

Is there any advertising?

Thanks for answering :)


Q:

I know a lot of neighborhoods like the one you moved into are basically "food deserts" without access to reasonably priced groceries. How/where do you and your neighbors shop?

A:

Commendable. Personally, I just refuse to put another penny in their pocket. I love Polanski's body of work, and will torrent the shit out of it. But I won't buy it.


Q:

Current senior Hokie here, are you going to come up for the 10 year anniversary?

A:

Do you still go on a lot of tinder dates? Not in this AMA's title anymore


Q:

Ever catch yourself singing songs from the shows you voiced for?

A:

So you can also pay rent and all your bills from this?

Is there any advertising?

Thanks for answering :)


Q:

I know a lot of neighborhoods like the one you moved into are basically "food deserts" without access to reasonably priced groceries. How/where do you and your neighbors shop?

A:

Commendable. Personally, I just refuse to put another penny in their pocket. I love Polanski's body of work, and will torrent the shit out of it. But I won't buy it.


Q:

Current senior Hokie here, are you going to come up for the 10 year anniversary?

A:

Part of me hesitates to get into this debate, since it's divisive and my main goal in writing the article was to promote volunteer donation, which hopefully everyone can agree is okay.

But going through the surgery also made me a lot more skeptical of how opponents of kidney sales frame the operation. I didn't feel like I was going through some unspeakably barbaric ritual or anything, that it would be inherently exploitative to pay people to do. Moreover, a lot of the arguments from people like Michael Sandel strike me as more aesthetic than ethical. They think it's yucky to sell a human organ. Which, fair enough, we all have our own aesthetics. But if a legal market would save thousands of lives, it's probably worth getting over the yuck factor.

I do think Iran's experience with legal sales suggests there are some problems when people can sell kidneys to each other. But I would support a regulated system where Medicare is a monopsony purchaser, assigns kidneys based on need rather than ability to pay, and continues to do rigorous health checks and implements tough regulation that ensure people aren't being forced to sell against their will. Erin & Harris are good on this: http://jme.bmj.com/content/29/3/137

As is Alexander Berger: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/06/opinion/why-selling-kidneys-should-be-legal.html


Q:

i dont tinder as much, no.

A:

Yes


Q:

No advertising - just word of mouth really so far. People tend to share a lot when they score a deal, which is nice!!

I can pay my rent/bills if I live frugally in cheap(er) countries, so that's what I'm doing these days until hopefully we grow a bit. Can't complain as it beats a 9-5 and travelling is my passion anyway!

A:

This is a good question. And, yes, it is considered a food desert. I have to drive quite a ways out of the neighborhood to get to a good grocery store. Mostly I shop in the enclave city of Hamtramck, or at a local Grocery store in Southwest Detroit.


Q:

I am cool with that, I feel that way about alot of things too. Make your own choices.

A:

I really wanted to, but I don't have anywhere to stay, and none of the people I was closest to can make it (they're spread all over the country now). I haven't entirely ruled it out, but as of now, I don't think I will.

I made it back for the Spring Game last year and was able to pay my respects, though.


Q:

i dont tinder as much, no.

A:

Yes


Q:

No advertising - just word of mouth really so far. People tend to share a lot when they score a deal, which is nice!!

I can pay my rent/bills if I live frugally in cheap(er) countries, so that's what I'm doing these days until hopefully we grow a bit. Can't complain as it beats a 9-5 and travelling is my passion anyway!

A:

This is a good question. And, yes, it is considered a food desert. I have to drive quite a ways out of the neighborhood to get to a good grocery store. Mostly I shop in the enclave city of Hamtramck, or at a local Grocery store in Southwest Detroit.


Q:

I am cool with that, I feel that way about alot of things too. Make your own choices.

A:

I really wanted to, but I don't have anywhere to stay, and none of the people I was closest to can make it (they're spread all over the country now). I haven't entirely ruled it out, but as of now, I don't think I will.

I made it back for the Spring Game last year and was able to pay my respects, though.


Q:

Just read your article! Fascinating, inspiring stuff; I'll probably do it now too. You talk about a "chain" or kidney donations that led to a collective 300 years of extra life. Can you talk more about that? How scalable would it be?

Is this a better solution to the current donation generation process, and if not, what would be?

How do we improve rates of kidney donation?

A:

The real question is does your tinder profile really say that you're 6'?


Q:

Are there any roles where you use your natural voice, or does every role have some kind of inflection that you bring to the table?

A:

You staying in Chiang Mai (Thailand) by any chance? That's how Uber did it.


Q:

Do you get mail? Would Amazon prime make sense or would those packages take too long to get to you?

A:

Does this mean you won't fly United?


Q:

How did you keep your Hokie passport in such good shape after 10 years?

I graduated in 2006 and within 5 years that shit was pretty much completely faded.

I admire your dedication to keeping your Hokie passport.

While I wasn't there since I had already graduated, many of my friends were still students and one was in Norris Hall that day (the one where they barricaded the door with tables and chairs to keep the gunman out as he was firing inside).

It was one of the most stressful and horrific days of my life. Glad you are doing well. I'll never forget checking the news online that morning at work and seeing that 2 people had died and me thinking it was some tragic but contained situation. Then seeing the count go up and up and me just panicking in the middle of work.

A:

The real question is does your tinder profile really say that you're 6'?


Q:

Are there any roles where you use your natural voice, or does every role have some kind of inflection that you bring to the table?

A:

You staying in Chiang Mai (Thailand) by any chance? That's how Uber did it.


Q:

Do you get mail? Would Amazon prime make sense or would those packages take too long to get to you?

A:

Does this mean you won't fly United?


Q:

How did you keep your Hokie passport in such good shape after 10 years?

I graduated in 2006 and within 5 years that shit was pretty much completely faded.

I admire your dedication to keeping your Hokie passport.

While I wasn't there since I had already graduated, many of my friends were still students and one was in Norris Hall that day (the one where they barricaded the door with tables and chairs to keep the gunman out as he was firing inside).

It was one of the most stressful and horrific days of my life. Glad you are doing well. I'll never forget checking the news online that morning at work and seeing that 2 people had died and me thinking it was some tragic but contained situation. Then seeing the count go up and up and me just panicking in the middle of work.

A:

The 300-year chain was started by a guy named Rick Ruzzamenti. Kevin Sack at the New York Times did a great feature on his chain: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/health/lives-forever-linked-through-kidney-transplant-chain-124.html?_r=0

Obviously that chain was exceptionally long; one like mine, in the 3-5 kidney range, is more typical. One of the main things making a chain like that possible is people having friends and loved ones willing to donate as part of a swap, and the more we can encourage that, the better. At the same time, though, not everyone has social network large or deep enough to have friends or relatives able to donate, and other people don't have people healthy enough (think of families with polycystic kidney disease, a genetic condition that makes intra-family donation tough for obvious reasons). So I think it's fine for chains like mine to end, so that someone with people in their life able to donate is helped too.

I think an obvious step to take to encourage donation would be to pay for donor expenses like travel and lost wages, and ensure lifetime coverage for any issues. Luckily there's some state-level progress toward that: http://waitlistzero.org/our-programs/new-york-campaign/


Q:

yes. it does

A:

Batgirl is probably the closest to my real voice.


Q:

No, not Chiang Mai, but I've been and can see why they did it there!

I spent last month in Mexico and am currently staying with a friend in Ukraine actually. Hoping to move onto somewhere with a beach soon!

A:

I don't generally order packages to my house for fear of theft.


Q:

Yes! I haven't bought a tabloid since the day Princess Diana died. When I go, it's all in!

A:

Haha, I keep it behind my driver's license in my wallet to avoid exposure I guess.

Also: FREE PASS ON THE BT WHEN I VISIT!! :)

I wonder if they've since changed the design, because they still don't have "expiration dates" on them.


Q:

yes. it does

A:

Batgirl is probably the closest to my real voice.


Q:

No, not Chiang Mai, but I've been and can see why they did it there!

I spent last month in Mexico and am currently staying with a friend in Ukraine actually. Hoping to move onto somewhere with a beach soon!

A:

I don't generally order packages to my house for fear of theft.


Q:

Yes! I haven't bought a tabloid since the day Princess Diana died. When I go, it's all in!

A:

Haha, I keep it behind my driver's license in my wallet to avoid exposure I guess.

Also: FREE PASS ON THE BT WHEN I VISIT!! :)

I wonder if they've since changed the design, because they still don't have "expiration dates" on them.


Q:

Are you worried that you might end up needing that 2nd kidney later on in life? Or that your loved ones might need it?

A:

What is your favorite album? What makes you like it so much?


Q:

Hi Tara!

When you record, are you typically with your castmates or do you record alone? I've seen a bit of both through behind the scenes of Archer, Moana, I Know That Voice, etc.

A:

Hello from Ukraine! Life is quite cheap here nowadays, as you may've noticed.


Q:

La Colemena?

;)

A:

As the only other person present, I am good with, lets say a very bad mistake.

It's only a mistake if the perpetrator regrets the crime. Do you think Polanski feels this way or does he just regret getting caught?


Q:

Current sophomore at VT. Hokie P hasn't change, I would post a pic but mine is literally the worst picture ever taken of me haha

A:

What is your favorite album? What makes you like it so much?


Q:

Hi Tara!

When you record, are you typically with your castmates or do you record alone? I've seen a bit of both through behind the scenes of Archer, Moana, I Know That Voice, etc.

A:

Hello from Ukraine! Life is quite cheap here nowadays, as you may've noticed.


Q:

La Colemena?

;)

A:

As the only other person present, I am good with, lets say a very bad mistake.

It's only a mistake if the perpetrator regrets the crime. Do you think Polanski feels this way or does he just regret getting caught?


Q:

Current sophomore at VT. Hokie P hasn't change, I would post a pic but mine is literally the worst picture ever taken of me haha

A:

I did worry about this. I have a cousin with diabetes, which is a frequent cause of kidney failure, and that weighed on me.

Ultimately, though, I didn't think it made sense to hoard it for decades until someone needed it later. And if I develop kidney failure, I'm not particularly worried either; you get bumped to the top of the line for a transplant.

What's more, I hope/expect we're going to make some progress toward artificial or vat-grown or maybe pig-grown kidneys in the next 30-40 years. Maybe it won't happen, but it's a big area of current research and I put a non-zero probability on it. That also made me think that giving sooner rather than latter made some sense.


Q:

college drop out. i love almost every song, it came out when i was like a junior in high school, i had never heard of kanye before that obviously, it was just a perfect storm.

A:

It's a mix.


Q:

Indeed - not a bad place to stick around if you are trying to save and come from abroad! Thanks mate!

A:

Oh yeah. And Bozeck's in Hamtramck


Q:

at first getting caught, later his actions as he got older and had a daughter of his own

A:

Continued free BT rides it is!! WOO!!


Q:

college drop out. i love almost every song, it came out when i was like a junior in high school, i had never heard of kanye before that obviously, it was just a perfect storm.

A:

It's a mix.


Q:

Indeed - not a bad place to stick around if you are trying to save and come from abroad! Thanks mate!

A:

Oh yeah. And Bozeck's in Hamtramck


Q:

at first getting caught, later his actions as he got older and had a daughter of his own

A:

Continued free BT rides it is!! WOO!!


Q:

Do you believe you would you have done it if it wasn't for being able to write about it? Honest question, not meant to sound snarky.

A:

Dave!

Thanks for Doing the AMA man.

My biggest question is...

Are you actually as frugal as Save Dat Money suggests?


Q:

Have you ever gotten emotional when voicing a character for whatever reason?

What was your favorite character quote you voiced for Season 7?

A:

I get that you can save me money, but how can you save me from being beaten senseless by an airline?


Q:

If you met someone and got married, would you stay there? What about with kids?

A:

What is your advise to underage girls that are involved with an older man?


Q:

How was it going back to the "normal daily routine" after a couple of days/weeks??

A:

Dave!

Thanks for Doing the AMA man.

My biggest question is...

Are you actually as frugal as Save Dat Money suggests?


Q:

Have you ever gotten emotional when voicing a character for whatever reason?

What was your favorite character quote you voiced for Season 7?

A:

I get that you can save me money, but how can you save me from being beaten senseless by an airline?


Q:

If you met someone and got married, would you stay there? What about with kids?

A:

What is your advise to underage girls that are involved with an older man?


Q:

How was it going back to the "normal daily routine" after a couple of days/weeks??

A:

Yes, full stop. I only wrote about it so I could encourage others to donate.


Q:

im pretty cheap yea. i drive a 2002 toyota avalon. i do spend recklessly on food though. i just get so hungry

A:

I cried when the Joker died in Arkham City.


Q:

Disclaimer: not being beaten is not guaranteed with purchase of airline ticket.

A:

Oh, yeah. This is my home. I can't see being in love with anyone who wasn't into Detroit, and making things, and living a slightly unconventional lifestyle.

As for kids, many of my friends do it, and I would do it as well. It takes more effort, I think, but from my view it seems to be worth it.


Q:

I think it is probably unwise, but you have to take your own path. When a man is attracted to much younger women, I think it implies a lack of maturity on his part. And you may be manipulated and taken advantage of. I don't think you can tell that to someone who is already in it.

A:

Since I was only in town for 2 months after the fact (I graduated), there truly wasn't enough time to resume a "normal daily routine" for me. I'd be curious to know that from someone who still had 1-3 years left to go, though.

But when the time did come to leave Blacksburg, it hurt bad. It felt like I was being forced to abandon something in need of help that I had no choice but to leave behind. The months that followed were routinely painful as I went to job interview after job interview, and got asked the same exact sequence of questions in the middle of a job interview:

<looks at resume> "Mkay, I see here that you majored in mass communication at Virgin...oh. you were there? Did you know anybody?..."


Q:

im pretty cheap yea. i drive a 2002 toyota avalon. i do spend recklessly on food though. i just get so hungry

A:

I cried when the Joker died in Arkham City.


Q:

Disclaimer: not being beaten is not guaranteed with purchase of airline ticket.

A:

Oh, yeah. This is my home. I can't see being in love with anyone who wasn't into Detroit, and making things, and living a slightly unconventional lifestyle.

As for kids, many of my friends do it, and I would do it as well. It takes more effort, I think, but from my view it seems to be worth it.


Q:

I think it is probably unwise, but you have to take your own path. When a man is attracted to much younger women, I think it implies a lack of maturity on his part. And you may be manipulated and taken advantage of. I don't think you can tell that to someone who is already in it.

A:

Since I was only in town for 2 months after the fact (I graduated), there truly wasn't enough time to resume a "normal daily routine" for me. I'd be curious to know that from someone who still had 1-3 years left to go, though.

But when the time did come to leave Blacksburg, it hurt bad. It felt like I was being forced to abandon something in need of help that I had no choice but to leave behind. The months that followed were routinely painful as I went to job interview after job interview, and got asked the same exact sequence of questions in the middle of a job interview:

<looks at resume> "Mkay, I see here that you majored in mass communication at Virgin...oh. you were there? Did you know anybody?..."


Q:

Can you describe your current relationship with the recipient?

I can see the benefit of meeting someone whose life you saved, but I can also see it being uncomfortable; perhaps a recipient would think that the donor expects some reciprocity.

A:

Hello David.

Have you ever met the legendary Larry David? If not, what would you want to go do with him should you meet in the future?


Q:

Hi, and thank you for everything you've done.

Is there a role, voiceover or otherwise, that you didn't get and really wanted or that you took and regretted?

A:

Hi Jack,

If you're ever hiring, keep us (me, strictly me and only me) in mind.

My questions, where do you see this going? Are there any major milestones you would like to reach?


Q:

How's your internet?

A:

Did you file a civil case against Polanski in the US? LA Times claims you did. If yes, did you receive a settlement payment from him?

Edit: LA Times article claiming you settled for $500,000 in 1993 with Polanski and he still hadn't paid you any money in 1996. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/10/roman-polanski-paid-samantha-geimer-601583-in-civil-settlement-of-sexual-assault.html


Q:

Fellow Hokie here, class of '08.

I feel conflicted about this and similar AMAs. On the one hand, I bristle at the notion that my / our experience with the massacre would be of any note to anyone. "Hey look at me, I was near a thing that happened." On the other hand, I think people need to understand what goes on in those kinds of situations. There was so much confusion, so much uncertainty and panic in the hours following, that in the moment I could hardly process what was happening.

So maybe I'll just sum it up here:

Two of my friends died that morning. I was in the building next door, and was able to evacuate the area without incident. I heard the shots but didn't realize at the time what it was. That day will forever suck -- it will never be "okay".

What I remember most clearly, though, is how the community changed. Of course there were big things happening, like organizations coming in to provide services and counseling. But it's the little changes that stuck with me: people offering help to strangers with no expectation of return; drivers waving each other on in traffic jams; offering kind words, and meaning it. I can't be the only one who saw this -- did you also notice the town's transformation?

Blacksburg was always one of the best places to live, but it became much more than that. The community was faced with absolute evil, deep tragedy, loss... and from that loss came perspective, and kindness, and understanding. Y'all can ask me anything as well, but my response is probably going to be the same for most questions:

Just be good to each other, there's nothing more important than that.

A:

Hello David.

Have you ever met the legendary Larry David? If not, what would you want to go do with him should you meet in the future?


Q:

Hi, and thank you for everything you've done.

Is there a role, voiceover or otherwise, that you didn't get and really wanted or that you took and regretted?

A:

Hi Jack,

If you're ever hiring, keep us (me, strictly me and only me) in mind.

My questions, where do you see this going? Are there any major milestones you would like to reach?


Q:

How's your internet?

A:

Did you file a civil case against Polanski in the US? LA Times claims you did. If yes, did you receive a settlement payment from him?

Edit: LA Times article claiming you settled for $500,000 in 1993 with Polanski and he still hadn't paid you any money in 1996. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/10/roman-polanski-paid-samantha-geimer-601583-in-civil-settlement-of-sexual-assault.html


Q:

Fellow Hokie here, class of '08.

I feel conflicted about this and similar AMAs. On the one hand, I bristle at the notion that my / our experience with the massacre would be of any note to anyone. "Hey look at me, I was near a thing that happened." On the other hand, I think people need to understand what goes on in those kinds of situations. There was so much confusion, so much uncertainty and panic in the hours following, that in the moment I could hardly process what was happening.

So maybe I'll just sum it up here:

Two of my friends died that morning. I was in the building next door, and was able to evacuate the area without incident. I heard the shots but didn't realize at the time what it was. That day will forever suck -- it will never be "okay".

What I remember most clearly, though, is how the community changed. Of course there were big things happening, like organizations coming in to provide services and counseling. But it's the little changes that stuck with me: people offering help to strangers with no expectation of return; drivers waving each other on in traffic jams; offering kind words, and meaning it. I can't be the only one who saw this -- did you also notice the town's transformation?

Blacksburg was always one of the best places to live, but it became much more than that. The community was faced with absolute evil, deep tragedy, loss... and from that loss came perspective, and kindness, and understanding. Y'all can ask me anything as well, but my response is probably going to be the same for most questions:

Just be good to each other, there's nothing more important than that.

A:

I don't want to say too much since I want to respect his privacy. I will say we're emailing and I think we're both grateful to get the chance to know each other better.


Q:

no but holy shit, yesterday, i took a meeting in his office. the guy im making my tv show with makes curb with larry. and it's the same office they shoot in for curb. i felt like i was really on the right track in life.

A:

I didn't try out for it but it would be nice to be on The Simpsons!


Q:

hehe will do. Send me an email and I'll put a star next to it if it ever comes to that! Fingers crossed we get there!

A:

Aside from on my phone, I don't keep it at home because it's a distraction. I spend a lot of time reading. I'm at a coffee shop now.


Q:

Yes, I sued him, yes he paid me. I really appreciated it. I was young and had children and had paparazzi filming my home parked at the end of my drive. I was very scared, I wanted to sue them, but my attorney advised that I should take it to who was really responsible. I thought that made sense.

A:

YES!! The change is what I'll remember most as well! It was like going from one extreme experience to the other. It was like everyone became an inseparable family overnight.

FWIW, I was conflicted too. I was convinced to do this AMA, but I stayed anonymous because I don't need/want this to be a fame-generating event. I just wanted public awareness.


Q:

no but holy shit, yesterday, i took a meeting in his office. the guy im making my tv show with makes curb with larry. and it's the same office they shoot in for curb. i felt like i was really on the right track in life.

A:

I didn't try out for it but it would be nice to be on The Simpsons!


Q:

hehe will do. Send me an email and I'll put a star next to it if it ever comes to that! Fingers crossed we get there!

A:

Aside from on my phone, I don't keep it at home because it's a distraction. I spend a lot of time reading. I'm at a coffee shop now.


Q:

Yes, I sued him, yes he paid me. I really appreciated it. I was young and had children and had paparazzi filming my home parked at the end of my drive. I was very scared, I wanted to sue them, but my attorney advised that I should take it to who was really responsible. I thought that made sense.

A:

YES!! The change is what I'll remember most as well! It was like going from one extreme experience to the other. It was like everyone became an inseparable family overnight.

FWIW, I was conflicted too. I was convinced to do this AMA, but I stayed anonymous because I don't need/want this to be a fame-generating event. I just wanted public awareness.


Q:

What part of the recuperation process do you think could be managed better by either drugs or procedures?

A:

When you were on Jake and Amir's podcast "If I Were You" you said your dick was too small to have sex from the side, but in your new video, it shows you doing so. Has your dick grown since the podcast?

Also, will you make another appearance on Jake and Amir's podcast? Thanks!


Q:

What is your favorite and least favorite part of going to cons?

A:

Describe in one word what you think of United Airlines?


Q:

What are your thoughts on how Detroit has handled recovering from the outright devastation of the auto industry's pullout with the issue of gentrification? I read an excerpt of your book where you bought your neighbor's home at auction to keep them from being evicted by real estate profiteers. Apart from caring about your neighbor's fate, was your purchase motivated more out of cultural preservation or as defiance against twenty-something upstart community "revitalization?"

A:

Do you think think this has affected how you speak of him now?

Not asking if he bought you off, but by repairing some of the damage and helping your life, did it helpe you move forward?


Q:

Im so very sorry for the loss and trauma each of you experienced that day. I want to ask though, how do you feel when you reflect on Cho personally?

A:

When you were on Jake and Amir's podcast "If I Were You" you said your dick was too small to have sex from the side, but in your new video, it shows you doing so. Has your dick grown since the podcast?

Also, will you make another appearance on Jake and Amir's podcast? Thanks!


Q:

What is your favorite and least favorite part of going to cons?

A:

Describe in one word what you think of United Airlines?


Q:

What are your thoughts on how Detroit has handled recovering from the outright devastation of the auto industry's pullout with the issue of gentrification? I read an excerpt of your book where you bought your neighbor's home at auction to keep them from being evicted by real estate profiteers. Apart from caring about your neighbor's fate, was your purchase motivated more out of cultural preservation or as defiance against twenty-something upstart community "revitalization?"

A:

Do you think think this has affected how you speak of him now?

Not asking if he bought you off, but by repairing some of the damage and helping your life, did it helpe you move forward?


Q:

Im so very sorry for the loss and trauma each of you experienced that day. I want to ask though, how do you feel when you reflect on Cho personally?

A:

I think doctors do the best they can with the technologies we have. But it would be good to get better at filtering out the CO2 used in laparoscopic procedures, so they don't stay inside you and cause gas pain.


Q:

i knew this would get called out. it kind of is too small most of the time. but sometimes i can pull it off, if the girl gives me the right leverage.

i hope i do, i love those guys.

A:

My favorite part is meeting the fans. My least favorite is getting pretty in the hotel room...and smelly people :-)


Q:

Wankers.

Edit: But seriously, for whatever reason, overbooking seems to be a lot more commonplace in US than it is elsewhere and it a bigger issue, even though it is technically legal in most regions. Overall I think US-based airlines are the worst globally, both in service and the way they treat customers. What United (and the police) did there was inexcusable. You’d think the guy had a weapon the way they threw him out of the chair. Completely fucked up.

That email from the CEO was just ridiculous really!

A:

I just didn't want my neighbors out on the street. They've been really good to me, and it was just one small thing I could do to try and improve the world, just a little bit. I forget the years exactly, but the county foreclosed on one in four houses in Detroit. This is wild (and also where the Buffalo statistic comes in-- in home foreclosures, not water shut-offs), and I just can't stand by and watch things like that happen.

And pretty much everything decent I do is in defiance of something.


Q:

I forgave him long ago, neither of us wanted what we went through. In 1977 my mother and I were the villains, now it's him, I just have empathy for being mistreated.

A:

It's hard for me being so close to it, to evaluate him in an unbiased way. Frankly, most of us refuse to even utter his name.

My roommate had a small intimate (12 person) creative writing class with him. He once stood up and basically shared a fictional free writing assignment about how he would murder people. So there were plenty of signs and cries for help that we should have all taken more seriously. My roommate still carries a sense of failure in that regard.

I still feel sorry for his family, and for anyone struggling as an outcast or with a mental illness, but as you can imagine, it's very difficult for me to muster any sympathy for him directly.


Q:

i knew this would get called out. it kind of is too small most of the time. but sometimes i can pull it off, if the girl gives me the right leverage.

i hope i do, i love those guys.

A:

My favorite part is meeting the fans. My least favorite is getting pretty in the hotel room...and smelly people :-)


Q:

Wankers.

Edit: But seriously, for whatever reason, overbooking seems to be a lot more commonplace in US than it is elsewhere and it a bigger issue, even though it is technically legal in most regions. Overall I think US-based airlines are the worst globally, both in service and the way they treat customers. What United (and the police) did there was inexcusable. You’d think the guy had a weapon the way they threw him out of the chair. Completely fucked up.

That email from the CEO was just ridiculous really!

A:

I just didn't want my neighbors out on the street. They've been really good to me, and it was just one small thing I could do to try and improve the world, just a little bit. I forget the years exactly, but the county foreclosed on one in four houses in Detroit. This is wild (and also where the Buffalo statistic comes in-- in home foreclosures, not water shut-offs), and I just can't stand by and watch things like that happen.

And pretty much everything decent I do is in defiance of something.


Q:

I forgave him long ago, neither of us wanted what we went through. In 1977 my mother and I were the villains, now it's him, I just have empathy for being mistreated.

A:

It's hard for me being so close to it, to evaluate him in an unbiased way. Frankly, most of us refuse to even utter his name.

My roommate had a small intimate (12 person) creative writing class with him. He once stood up and basically shared a fictional free writing assignment about how he would murder people. So there were plenty of signs and cries for help that we should have all taken more seriously. My roommate still carries a sense of failure in that regard.

I still feel sorry for his family, and for anyone struggling as an outcast or with a mental illness, but as you can imagine, it's very difficult for me to muster any sympathy for him directly.


Q:

Do you eat ass?

A:

Giant snake, birthday cake, large fry, CHOCOLATE SHAKE. Oh man I loved the Fairly Oddparents! What's your most fond memory from the show?

Also, I've been interested in voice acting for kid shows since I was a kid. How was it you cracked into the business?


Q:

So given the hysteria around United Airlines at the moment and your vast knowledge of the air transport system, do you think a boy will be born who can swim faster than a shark?

A:

How did (or didn't) your background and education prepare you for your time in Detroit?


Q:

I'm glad you got your settlement.

A:

I can't imagine the pain that you carry everyday. In the ten years since this occurred do you feel people for the most part treat you differently because you were there?


Q:

Do you eat ass?

A:

Giant snake, birthday cake, large fry, CHOCOLATE SHAKE. Oh man I loved the Fairly Oddparents! What's your most fond memory from the show?

Also, I've been interested in voice acting for kid shows since I was a kid. How was it you cracked into the business?


Q:

So given the hysteria around United Airlines at the moment and your vast knowledge of the air transport system, do you think a boy will be born who can swim faster than a shark?

A:

How did (or didn't) your background and education prepare you for your time in Detroit?


Q:

I'm glad you got your settlement.

A:

I can't imagine the pain that you carry everyday. In the ten years since this occurred do you feel people for the most part treat you differently because you were there?


Q:

no i havent, but my bitches ass's still look juicyyyyyyy

A:

I started when I was 13 and I always knew that I wanted to be an actress. I took many acting classes, singing lessons and my first audition was for Hello Kitty.


Q:

Yes.

Also aquaman already exists and I can only image how many mermaids he's knocked up to date.

A:

This is a good question, and a tough one. On one hand, I had a basic understanding of how race and class work in America-- but most of that came from books and the classroom. What wasn't obvious to me then, when I was 21 or so, was this doesn't always equal actual understanding. I never stopped reading, but I try to allow experience to guide me now, rather than be the soul teacher. I think people are the experts on their own problems, and I do my best to listen closely and carefully.

I can't say that I grew up in a particularly diverse area, but my parents worked very hard with what they could to provide me with a broad worldview. I didn't understand it at the time, but they would do things like send me to visit NAACP meetings in my small town, or save their pennies to take me to places like the Capitol or Colonial Williamsburg, so I had a sense and history of the world. I was extremely lucky in that respect.


Q:

me too, it helped alot during a scary and difficult time

A:

Not anymore. Definitely the first 2-3 years afterwards they did. It was impossible to get through a meet and greet without answering the "Yes I was there, yes I knew people questions."

But now that there's been 2-3 generations of Hokies go through the school since then, no one thinks to specifically ask "Oh, were you there?"

I usually don't volunteer the information that I was there, unless the topic of gun control or school shootings comes up, just to allow someone awareness in preventing them from saying anything they'd later regret.


Q:

no i havent, but my bitches ass's still look juicyyyyyyy

A:

I started when I was 13 and I always knew that I wanted to be an actress. I took many acting classes, singing lessons and my first audition was for Hello Kitty.


Q:

Yes.

Also aquaman already exists and I can only image how many mermaids he's knocked up to date.

A:

This is a good question, and a tough one. On one hand, I had a basic understanding of how race and class work in America-- but most of that came from books and the classroom. What wasn't obvious to me then, when I was 21 or so, was this doesn't always equal actual understanding. I never stopped reading, but I try to allow experience to guide me now, rather than be the soul teacher. I think people are the experts on their own problems, and I do my best to listen closely and carefully.

I can't say that I grew up in a particularly diverse area, but my parents worked very hard with what they could to provide me with a broad worldview. I didn't understand it at the time, but they would do things like send me to visit NAACP meetings in my small town, or save their pennies to take me to places like the Capitol or Colonial Williamsburg, so I had a sense and history of the world. I was extremely lucky in that respect.


Q:

me too, it helped alot during a scary and difficult time

A:

Not anymore. Definitely the first 2-3 years afterwards they did. It was impossible to get through a meet and greet without answering the "Yes I was there, yes I knew people questions."

But now that there's been 2-3 generations of Hokies go through the school since then, no one thinks to specifically ask "Oh, were you there?"

I usually don't volunteer the information that I was there, unless the topic of gun control or school shootings comes up, just to allow someone awareness in preventing them from saying anything they'd later regret.


Q:

Hey man. Real talk. You have the hottest chicks in your videos. What steps do you take to make sure you don't pop a boner on set?

A:

You have always seemed to creep into all the things I like some how, both shows and games. What was it like voicing Harley Quinn in the arkham games? What is your favorite Joker?


Q:

Hi Jack. I got your Paris - Tokyo - London deal as soon as it came out so am really looking forward to that!

Have you got tips for Hong Kong flights? It's rare I see them coming in too cheaply from London

A:

Was the split on occupied vs non-occupied houses on your block when you moved in? What is it now?


Q:

Is there anything in particular you'd like to say?

A:

Hi fellow Hokie. I was a freshman at the time. It feels so odd that the massacre was 10 years ago.

It was by far the most defining day of my life, as it was for many. At 18 years old I felt myself change from child to man almost overnight. How did you change, on a personal level?


Q:

Hey man. Real talk. You have the hottest chicks in your videos. What steps do you take to make sure you don't pop a boner on set?

A:

You have always seemed to creep into all the things I like some how, both shows and games. What was it like voicing Harley Quinn in the arkham games? What is your favorite Joker?


Q:

Hi Jack. I got your Paris - Tokyo - London deal as soon as it came out so am really looking forward to that!

Have you got tips for Hong Kong flights? It's rare I see them coming in too cheaply from London

A:

Was the split on occupied vs non-occupied houses on your block when you moved in? What is it now?


Q:

Is there anything in particular you'd like to say?

A:

Hi fellow Hokie. I was a freshman at the time. It feels so odd that the massacre was 10 years ago.

It was by far the most defining day of my life, as it was for many. At 18 years old I felt myself change from child to man almost overnight. How did you change, on a personal level?


Q:

jerk off every morning before you go in...but honestly, i get boners. i can't help it. i tell the girls "i'm sorry if i get aroused, and i'm sorry if i don't." pretty cool line right

A:

I love doing the Arkham games and there is only one joker. His name is Mark Hamill.


Q:

HK has come up a few times before, usually on an awesome non-stop from London with Cathay (#1 airline last year I think), but we're overdue for one now I'd say. Have an amazing time on your Paris/Tokyo trip, that was a popular one, you never know you might be sitting next to another JFC member :)

A:

When I moved in, including my house, there were five abandoned houses and two occupied.

Right now, there is one abandoned house, right next to mine, and now three occupied homes, including the same two and myself. Originally there would have been 12 homes on the block.

In the eight years or so I've been there, there have been four significant structure fires within just one block of my house, though. There aren't too many abandoned homes left in the neighborhood actually, due to fire and demolition.


Q:

I would like to say investigate the judicial misconduct in this case. The integrity of our justice system should be placed above a single crime.

A:

<3

I have to say one of the best things to come out of that was how respectful and mindful future generations have been since we've left Blacksburg. Everyone time I've gone back to visit, there are current students there at the memorial paying their respects, reading the placards. It's nice.


Q:

jerk off every morning before you go in...but honestly, i get boners. i can't help it. i tell the girls "i'm sorry if i get aroused, and i'm sorry if i don't." pretty cool line right

A:

I love doing the Arkham games and there is only one joker. His name is Mark Hamill.


Q:

HK has come up a few times before, usually on an awesome non-stop from London with Cathay (#1 airline last year I think), but we're overdue for one now I'd say. Have an amazing time on your Paris/Tokyo trip, that was a popular one, you never know you might be sitting next to another JFC member :)

A:

When I moved in, including my house, there were five abandoned houses and two occupied.

Right now, there is one abandoned house, right next to mine, and now three occupied homes, including the same two and myself. Originally there would have been 12 homes on the block.

In the eight years or so I've been there, there have been four significant structure fires within just one block of my house, though. There aren't too many abandoned homes left in the neighborhood actually, due to fire and demolition.


Q:

I would like to say investigate the judicial misconduct in this case. The integrity of our justice system should be placed above a single crime.

A:

<3

I have to say one of the best things to come out of that was how respectful and mindful future generations have been since we've left Blacksburg. Everyone time I've gone back to visit, there are current students there at the memorial paying their respects, reading the placards. It's nice.


Q:

Being a Richmond, VA native, I am curious as to why you chose UR over all of the other schools. It is an incredibly nice school, but why did you choose UR specifically?

A:

What was your experience like when you were playing Paz in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker & Metal Gear Solid V? Thanks!


Q:

JFC members will be an easy group to identify on that flight cos we'll be laughing the whole way over!

A:

So what are you up to these days? You know, outside of the shadow of Roman Polanski?


Q:

Did you know the shooter? If so, what were they like?

A:

Being a Richmond, VA native, I am curious as to why you chose UR over all of the other schools. It is an incredibly nice school, but why did you choose UR specifically?


Q:

What was your experience like when you were playing Paz in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker & Metal Gear Solid V? Thanks!

A:

JFC members will be an easy group to identify on that flight cos we'll be laughing the whole way over!


Q:

So what are you up to these days? You know, outside of the shadow of Roman Polanski?

A:

Did you know the shooter? If so, what were they like?


Q:

i wanted a pretty campus, somewhere not too far from home (philly) but not too close. and a good school, with a small undergrad total. checked all those boxes

A:

Those sessions were EXTREMELY LONG but VERY rewarding.


Q:

Seriously if you ever run into another one, I HAVE TO know about it!

A:

nothing crazy, mom of 3 grown men, grandma of one baby girl (that is super awesome) I do accounting and business management for work. Live back in Hawaii now, kinda regular stuff. But if I had the opportunity, I'd advocate for young women and victims of the media's cruel use of those who have been hurt.


Q:

I had one class with him, but it had 300 other people in it so I never met him.

I knew two close friends (one was a roommate) that had small classes with him, though. They said he hardly ever spoke, and when forced to speak, seemed "angry but restrained."

A:

i wanted a pretty campus, somewhere not too far from home (philly) but not too close. and a good school, with a small undergrad total. checked all those boxes


Q:

Those sessions were EXTREMELY LONG but VERY rewarding.

A:

Seriously if you ever run into another one, I HAVE TO know about it!


Q:

nothing crazy, mom of 3 grown men, grandma of one baby girl (that is super awesome) I do accounting and business management for work. Live back in Hawaii now, kinda regular stuff. But if I had the opportunity, I'd advocate for young women and victims of the media's cruel use of those who have been hurt.

A:

I had one class with him, but it had 300 other people in it so I never met him.

I knew two close friends (one was a roommate) that had small classes with him, though. They said he hardly ever spoke, and when forced to speak, seemed "angry but restrained."


Q:

Did you really use your bar mitzvah money to the get the rap shit started?

A:

Hi, Tara! What was it like working on Drawn Together? Do fans ever still mention the show to you? It was a fun series that deserves more of a cult following.


Q:

Holy fuck!

A:

Glad you have a full and rich life. Congratulations on the granddaughter!


Q:

Did you or any of your classmates encounter the sides of the internet that were either joking about the shooting, or glorifying Cho? How did you/they handle that?

A:

Is brain going to feature on any new upcoming songs? Or was he just a one hit wonder?


Q:

Hi, Tara! What was it like working on Drawn Together? Do fans ever still mention the show to you? It was a fun series that deserves more of a cult following.

A:

Holy fuck!


Q:

Glad you have a full and rich life. Congratulations on the granddaughter!

A:

Did you or any of your classmates encounter the sides of the internet that were either joking about the shooting, or glorifying Cho? How did you/they handle that?


Q:

yes

A:

YES! I wish we could do more. It was so much fun!


Q:

It's as low as £248 right now if you book it for winter 2018

A:

Thank you very much. The good, the bad, the ugly.... and then a granddaughter after 3 boys. I'm in heaven.


Q:

Yes.

The Penn State ass clown that dressed as a "Virginia Tech Shooting Victim" as a Halloween costume that fall was probably the most faith I had ever lost in humanity, and several us were deeply offended that someone would find that as an acceptable halloween costume (myself included). Which was unfortunate, because Penn State in particular was enormously supportive as a school, and everyone realized that it was not reflective of Penn State as a whole.

Fortunately, he was universally condemned and even lost his job.

There was also someone who created a video game on newgrounds.com where you could re-enact the path as the shooter and murder named victims in the order he murdered them in. Just fucking disgusting.

Several of us emailed newgrounds.com admins but we never got responses. I don't know if it still exists today or not.

A:

brain's been whippin it up


Q:

YES! I wish we could do more. It was so much fun!

A:

It's as low as £248 right now if you book it for winter 2018


Q:

Thank you very much. The good, the bad, the ugly.... and then a granddaughter after 3 boys. I'm in heaven.

A:

Yes.

The Penn State ass clown that dressed as a "Virginia Tech Shooting Victim" as a Halloween costume that fall was probably the most faith I had ever lost in humanity, and several us were deeply offended that someone would find that as an acceptable halloween costume (myself included). Which was unfortunate, because Penn State in particular was enormously supportive as a school, and everyone realized that it was not reflective of Penn State as a whole.

Fortunately, he was universally condemned and even lost his job.

There was also someone who created a video game on newgrounds.com where you could re-enact the path as the shooter and murder named victims in the order he murdered them in. Just fucking disgusting.

Several of us emailed newgrounds.com admins but we never got responses. I don't know if it still exists today or not.


Q:

How much your Bar Mitzvah money, and what specifically did you invest in with the money to start off your career?

A:

What's your favourite part of voicing Raven on Teen Titans Go?


Q:

I've actually never flown with them, but my father has. He describes it as the most terrifying experience in his life. Granted this was back in the 90s when they were widely known for being genuinely scary.

A:

How are you enjoying being a grandmother compared to a mother? Seems like it comes with a lot of the nicer parts of being a parent, minus a lot of the worse parts. Congrats!


Q:

I had just graduated from PSU the year prior, moved to a state and a job with a ton of Hokies, and felt so, so, so goddamn angry and ashamed when that asshole did that.

A:

Did you really use your bar mitzvah money to the get the rap shit started?


Q:

What's your favourite part of voicing Raven on Teen Titans Go?

A:

I've actually never flown with them, but my father has. He describes it as the most terrifying experience in his life. Granted this was back in the 90s when they were widely known for being genuinely scary.


Q:

How are you enjoying being a grandmother compared to a mother? Seems like it comes with a lot of the nicer parts of being a parent, minus a lot of the worse parts. Congrats!

A:

I had just graduated from PSU the year prior, moved to a state and a job with a ton of Hokies, and felt so, so, so goddamn angry and ashamed when that asshole did that.


Q:

it was like 6k, and it was about 2k per video back then, so it bought me 3 videos. and my microphone.

A:

Being with the cast. We have been together for about 16 years and we all really love each other. Plus, I get to slack off with my vocal chords.


Q:

Aeroflot had their own planes in the 90s... I would be terrified as well!!

A:

Thanks, its amazing. It's been all boys til now, I hope we all do a good job with our little lady, we took her to our Women's March, raising her right


Q:

I would too in your situation, but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention how much our entire school fell in love with Penn State after 4/16. The support your school gave was just incredible. You gained several thousand Penn State fans for life.

A:

yes


Q:

Being with the cast. We have been together for about 16 years and we all really love each other. Plus, I get to slack off with my vocal chords.

A:

Aeroflot had their own planes in the 90s... I would be terrified as well!!


Q:

Thanks, its amazing. It's been all boys til now, I hope we all do a good job with our little lady, we took her to our Women's March, raising her right

A:

I would too in your situation, but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention how much our entire school fell in love with Penn State after 4/16. The support your school gave was just incredible. You gained several thousand Penn State fans for life.


Q:

Is brain going to feature on any new upcoming songs? Or was he just a one hit wonder?

A:

How awesome was it getting to voice Ashi for Samurai Jack Season 5? Did you get to record with Phil LaMarr? Will you be watching the next 5 episodes and how excited are you for them?


Q:

I booked your last offer to Tokyo via Paris on the outbound and Amsterdam on the return. I've wanted to do to Tokyo all my life and had always put it off because of the cost but to get a return for basically £300 meant it was finally achievable. Thank you

A:

So very commendable. I am very impressed with your character and grace. You have my sincere admiration. Congratulations on the birth of your granddaughter - I hope you have many opportunities to impart to her your strength, integrity and wisdom.


Q:

April 15th, 2007:

I was struggling through my second semester of general engineering as a freshman at VT, I never planned on going to college, honestly I thought I'd be in Iraq with the USMC by that point in my life, but a wonderful hippy high school girlfriend talked me out of that, and I made it into VT early decision by the skin of my rural Appalachian teeth. I'd snagged a job at West End Market in the pizza shop with a gaggle of hilarious frat boys, community service workers, and some genuinely good people. One of them was Leslie. I remember how excited she was for her soon, oncoming 21st birthday that night, and she also lucked out into working the register that night. The cushy job, way better than the serving lines where students wouldn't listen as you called out their orders and it was a regular 90 degrees behind those catering racks.

We had just entered the evening dinner rush, so pasta, bread sticks, garlic bread, pizza, and calzones were flying off the serving line as fast as we could make them. Except strombolis, no one ever ordered those bready abominations. I felt a sneeze coming on, a pretty wicked one, and I managed to rub it off into my sleeve a few times, but I couldn't hold it any longer. So I had two options, blow aerosolized mucus all over the serving line, or turn and shoot it into the sink. I made the obvious decision.

Unfortunately Leslie also decided that would be a good time to run some pizza orders back to our pizza tossing guy, and, well, world's collided. I sneezed all over that poor girl, to that point she was without words, and I was completely horrified. Then she started laughing, not cursing, not yelling, but laughing. Because that's who she was.

I apologized, our group of misfits survived another dinner rush, and then I apologized again, because what else can you do in that situation? We finished cleaning up, I wished her a happy birthday in absence, and said I'd see her next weekend for our shift. One step closer to finals and finishing the academic year.

April 16th, 2007

Fuck. Fuck. I had an 8am geography exam that I hadn't studied for, thanks Mario Kart. But hey, I could do rocks, walked in, answered some questions, mic drop, time for some DX breakfast. On the walk up towards Dietrich Hall I noticed the unnecessarily large group of police cars gathered around West AJ, didn't think much of it, and got my biscuit and retreated to the comfort of Pritchard Hall, 7th floor. Then the emails, texts, and calls started. It was almost impossible to contact anyone that morning, every cell tower was over loaded. We all knew it was bad, but we just stayed in our lounge, where we could kind of see across the drill field to Norris, and waited and hoped for it to end.

I didn't learn the damage until about 5pm that day, but Leslie was murdered, as well as my friends Mary and Jarrett. I remember feeling numb for the rest of the day, my friends knew I was fucked up, and took me to Hokie Grill to get some dinner. I remember eating a Chic-Fil-A sandwich (no pickles) and losing it. All self control gone, just weeping without end into a goddamn fried chicken sandwich. My friends got me out of there as soon as they finished dinner and I just collapsed in my dorm room on the floor.

Every day I think about them, and every breath I draw I do the most I can for whoever I can. Because everyone likes to push the dead into sainthood, but those three were about as close to perfect as I've ever known. Kind, smart, and driven to help others. And that's how I plan to live and die, for those who had their lifes cut short.

And that's all I have to say about that.

A:

How much your Bar Mitzvah money, and what specifically did you invest in with the money to start off your career?


Q:

How awesome was it getting to voice Ashi for Samurai Jack Season 5? Did you get to record with Phil LaMarr? Will you be watching the next 5 episodes and how excited are you for them?

A:

I booked your last offer to Tokyo via Paris on the outbound and Amsterdam on the return. I've wanted to do to Tokyo all my life and had always put it off because of the cost but to get a return for basically £300 meant it was finally achievable. Thank you


Q:

So very commendable. I am very impressed with your character and grace. You have my sincere admiration. Congratulations on the birth of your granddaughter - I hope you have many opportunities to impart to her your strength, integrity and wisdom.

A:

April 15th, 2007:

I was struggling through my second semester of general engineering as a freshman at VT, I never planned on going to college, honestly I thought I'd be in Iraq with the USMC by that point in my life, but a wonderful hippy high school girlfriend talked me out of that, and I made it into VT early decision by the skin of my rural Appalachian teeth. I'd snagged a job at West End Market in the pizza shop with a gaggle of hilarious frat boys, community service workers, and some genuinely good people. One of them was Leslie. I remember how excited she was for her soon, oncoming 21st birthday that night, and she also lucked out into working the register that night. The cushy job, way better than the serving lines where students wouldn't listen as you called out their orders and it was a regular 90 degrees behind those catering racks.

We had just entered the evening dinner rush, so pasta, bread sticks, garlic bread, pizza, and calzones were flying off the serving line as fast as we could make them. Except strombolis, no one ever ordered those bready abominations. I felt a sneeze coming on, a pretty wicked one, and I managed to rub it off into my sleeve a few times, but I couldn't hold it any longer. So I had two options, blow aerosolized mucus all over the serving line, or turn and shoot it into the sink. I made the obvious decision.

Unfortunately Leslie also decided that would be a good time to run some pizza orders back to our pizza tossing guy, and, well, world's collided. I sneezed all over that poor girl, to that point she was without words, and I was completely horrified. Then she started laughing, not cursing, not yelling, but laughing. Because that's who she was.

I apologized, our group of misfits survived another dinner rush, and then I apologized again, because what else can you do in that situation? We finished cleaning up, I wished her a happy birthday in absence, and said I'd see her next weekend for our shift. One step closer to finals and finishing the academic year.

April 16th, 2007

Fuck. Fuck. I had an 8am geography exam that I hadn't studied for, thanks Mario Kart. But hey, I could do rocks, walked in, answered some questions, mic drop, time for some DX breakfast. On the walk up towards Dietrich Hall I noticed the unnecessarily large group of police cars gathered around West AJ, didn't think much of it, and got my biscuit and retreated to the comfort of Pritchard Hall, 7th floor. Then the emails, texts, and calls started. It was almost impossible to contact anyone that morning, every cell tower was over loaded. We all knew it was bad, but we just stayed in our lounge, where we could kind of see across the drill field to Norris, and waited and hoped for it to end.

I didn't learn the damage until about 5pm that day, but Leslie was murdered, as well as my friends Mary and Jarrett. I remember feeling numb for the rest of the day, my friends knew I was fucked up, and took me to Hokie Grill to get some dinner. I remember eating a Chic-Fil-A sandwich (no pickles) and losing it. All self control gone, just weeping without end into a goddamn fried chicken sandwich. My friends got me out of there as soon as they finished dinner and I just collapsed in my dorm room on the floor.

Every day I think about them, and every breath I draw I do the most I can for whoever I can. Because everyone likes to push the dead into sainthood, but those three were about as close to perfect as I've ever known. Kind, smart, and driven to help others. And that's how I plan to live and die, for those who had their lifes cut short.

And that's all I have to say about that.


Q:

brain's been whippin it up

A:

Super crazy awesome! Yes, I recorded with Phil. I'm very excited for them.


Q:

Brilliant!!! Soooo many people booked this one - there are probably airplanes filled with JFC members lol

A:

you are grace in a tough world


Q:

Thanks for sharing this. Really glad that you and your roommates had each other that day (and the impossible days that followed). I didn't know Mary, but several people I've talked to that did seemed to just love the mess out of her.

I can't imagine what all of this would've been like if we had to go it alone. <3

A:

it was like 6k, and it was about 2k per video back then, so it bought me 3 videos. and my microphone.


Q:

Super crazy awesome! Yes, I recorded with Phil. I'm very excited for them.

A:

Brilliant!!! Soooo many people booked this one - there are probably airplanes filled with JFC members lol


Q:

you are grace in a tough world

A:

Thanks for sharing this. Really glad that you and your roommates had each other that day (and the impossible days that followed). I didn't know Mary, but several people I've talked to that did seemed to just love the mess out of her.

I can't imagine what all of this would've been like if we had to go it alone. <3


Q:

What's good Mr. Leftward-Sloping Penis! What in your opinion was more iconic: rapping with Snoop, or getting head from Juanita in his office?

A:

What inspired you to audition for the role of a magical talking unicorn?


Q:

Hey Jack,

Some of your deals are a little bit creative, in the routes and specific flights you recommend. Do you have any personal rules that have stopped you sharing particular deals?

For example, you might have spotted a route to NYC for £275 but its 32 hours and has 4 changeovers so you don't bother. Forgive me if this is a stupid question I'm not sure how you actually set up the deals.

Great service I hope to be able to book on one of your recommendations later in the year

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Do you think the widely reported story that roman fled because he was not going to be given a fair trial was true or just an excuse? What would you like to see happen to him at this point if it were up to you?


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Gobbles in support Hello fellow Hokie, I am proud to call myself a part of Hokie Nation. I'm a recent grad of 2016, but people I meet in the real world always ask me about the shooting, even though I was only in middle school.

My questions, how often do people ask you about the tragedy and how does the conversation go? Is it the first thing people ask about when you say you are a Hokie grad?

(Thanks for doing this ama).

A:

What's good Mr. Leftward-Sloping Penis! What in your opinion was more iconic: rapping with Snoop, or getting head from Juanita in his office?


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What inspired you to audition for the role of a magical talking unicorn?

A:

Hey Jack,

Some of your deals are a little bit creative, in the routes and specific flights you recommend. Do you have any personal rules that have stopped you sharing particular deals?

For example, you might have spotted a route to NYC for £275 but its 32 hours and has 4 changeovers so you don't bother. Forgive me if this is a stupid question I'm not sure how you actually set up the deals.

Great service I hope to be able to book on one of your recommendations later in the year


Q:

Do you think the widely reported story that roman fled because he was not going to be given a fair trial was true or just an excuse? What would you like to see happen to him at this point if it were up to you?

A:

Gobbles in support Hello fellow Hokie, I am proud to call myself a part of Hokie Nation. I'm a recent grad of 2016, but people I meet in the real world always ask me about the shooting, even though I was only in middle school.

My questions, how often do people ask you about the tragedy and how does the conversation go? Is it the first thing people ask about when you say you are a Hokie grad?

(Thanks for doing this ama).


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youd have to put them neck and neck, no pun intended

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I didn't audition. Lauren Faust came to my house and asked if I could help her out with a pitch presentation.


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pretty much - I aim to balance great prices with convenience. I personally would avoid taking a flight that's £100 cheaper but has 2 long layovers or something crazy like that. Or if layovers are overnight in some city, there really is no benefit if you have to grab a hotel and a bus from the airport just to grab the savings.

Hmmmm I have a bunch more - will have to come back with those

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I know for a fact that the Judge Rittenband lied to Roman and his attorney, the judicial misconduct that occurred is beyond belief. Any person in their right mind would have fled rather that trust a Judge engaged in such bizarre behavior and who had lied twice before. There was to be no trial, just a plea deal broken by the Judge. I would like him to be sentenced to time served, in absentia if necessary, and then get an apology from from the DAs office after they are forced to investigate and the truth sees the light of day.


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Hokie Hi!

Hope the real world is treating you well :) I remember wishing I could just live full time in Blacksburg instead of graduating. VT feels like a young adult retirement community by comparison.

It's interesting that you get asked that question still. Since it's been so long, I don't get that question anymore. 2-3 years afterwards, people asked me it all the time though.

Sadly, I think since other tragic shootings have happened since then, it's not as much as a 'novelty,' as messed up as that sounds.

Being the "worst mass shooting in America's history" was both a title that we never wanted, and a title we never wanted to give up. So Orlando's nightclub was almost just as dreadful for that reason.

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youd have to put them neck and neck, no pun intended


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I didn't audition. Lauren Faust came to my house and asked if I could help her out with a pitch presentation.

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pretty much - I aim to balance great prices with convenience. I personally would avoid taking a flight that's £100 cheaper but has 2 long layovers or something crazy like that. Or if layovers are overnight in some city, there really is no benefit if you have to grab a hotel and a bus from the airport just to grab the savings.

Hmmmm I have a bunch more - will have to come back with those


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I know for a fact that the Judge Rittenband lied to Roman and his attorney, the judicial misconduct that occurred is beyond belief. Any person in their right mind would have fled rather that trust a Judge engaged in such bizarre behavior and who had lied twice before. There was to be no trial, just a plea deal broken by the Judge. I would like him to be sentenced to time served, in absentia if necessary, and then get an apology from from the DAs office after they are forced to investigate and the truth sees the light of day.

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Hokie Hi!

Hope the real world is treating you well :) I remember wishing I could just live full time in Blacksburg instead of graduating. VT feels like a young adult retirement community by comparison.

It's interesting that you get asked that question still. Since it's been so long, I don't get that question anymore. 2-3 years afterwards, people asked me it all the time though.

Sadly, I think since other tragic shootings have happened since then, it's not as much as a 'novelty,' as messed up as that sounds.

Being the "worst mass shooting in America's history" was both a title that we never wanted, and a title we never wanted to give up. So Orlando's nightclub was almost just as dreadful for that reason.


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Do you think the seam between your nuts means that we were once two different people?

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How strong are you? It's a bit bold to just have the last name strong, I feel like you owe it to us to prove you are strong.


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What about people like me who love layover that are around ~24 hours?? I fly a lot and always try to get an extended layover in a new city on the route. Any tips?

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Do you make a personal effort to avoid Polanski's movies now? Do people around you do it out of respect? Hope you are well.


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Well said fellow Hokie.

I get asked about it when I travel to non ACC states most often. I had an intetview in Minneapolis and I was probably the only Hokie they met, so they asked me two questions: one about the shooting and where I was but the other, "But what is a Hokie?"

I went full-freshman on them and said "I am!" It's cheesey, but it was a venue to explain the unique community and sense of respect we have, especially as Hokie that wasn't there at that time.

Thanks for answering!

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Do you think the seam between your nuts means that we were once two different people?


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How strong are you? It's a bit bold to just have the last name strong, I feel like you owe it to us to prove you are strong.

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What about people like me who love layover that are around ~24 hours?? I fly a lot and always try to get an extended layover in a new city on the route. Any tips?


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Do you make a personal effort to avoid Polanski's movies now? Do people around you do it out of respect? Hope you are well.

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Well said fellow Hokie.

I get asked about it when I travel to non ACC states most often. I had an intetview in Minneapolis and I was probably the only Hokie they met, so they asked me two questions: one about the shooting and where I was but the other, "But what is a Hokie?"

I went full-freshman on them and said "I am!" It's cheesey, but it was a venue to explain the unique community and sense of respect we have, especially as Hokie that wasn't there at that time.

Thanks for answering!


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i never thought about that. but no i dont think so

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I'm pretty strong. You wouldn't want to take me on :-)


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I do a lot of deals that have a 'nice' layover. For example arrive mid-day in Amsterdam and spend 24-36 hours there before flying off to Bangkok or whatnot the following evening. Those are fantastic!

The ones I try to avoid are 12 hour layovers where you arrive in the evening and basically depart early morning. Not much you can do then apart from sleep at the airport.

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No I don't, I just have crappy taste in movies I guess. I loved the fearless vampire killers and the ninth gate, hated rosemary's baby, not impressed with Chinatown and never saw the Pianist. I think his style is to dark and hopeless for me. They are only movies, alot of good people work hard to make them happen.


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I still use the cheesy "I am" line too :) haha

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i never thought about that. but no i dont think so


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I'm pretty strong. You wouldn't want to take me on :-)

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I do a lot of deals that have a 'nice' layover. For example arrive mid-day in Amsterdam and spend 24-36 hours there before flying off to Bangkok or whatnot the following evening. Those are fantastic!

The ones I try to avoid are 12 hour layovers where you arrive in the evening and basically depart early morning. Not much you can do then apart from sleep at the airport.


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No I don't, I just have crappy taste in movies I guess. I loved the fearless vampire killers and the ninth gate, hated rosemary's baby, not impressed with Chinatown and never saw the Pianist. I think his style is to dark and hopeless for me. They are only movies, alot of good people work hard to make them happen.

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I still use the cheesy "I am" line too :) haha


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LD, longtime Dickhead here, seen you twice live and you put on an amazing show. Two questions feel free to not answer both.

1) when do we get a new project from you?

2) any thoughts of doing something comedic outside of hip hop?

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Did you get to hang out with Mark Hamill while doing voice work for the Batman: Arkham City game? And if you did, what was it like working with a Jedi?

(Sorry if this question was asked already)


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24hr layover in Amsterdam or Vegas? Hell yeah! 24hr layover in Doha, Qatar? I'll pass.

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True Romance is perfect and I'm suddenly so happy that you also like it


Q:

What class were you in during the shooting? My friend Leslie was killed and for a long time afterwards I searched obsessively online for accounts of the specifics of how she died but never found more than a brief outline of the sequence of events.

A:

LD, longtime Dickhead here, seen you twice live and you put on an amazing show. Two questions feel free to not answer both.

1) when do we get a new project from you?

2) any thoughts of doing something comedic outside of hip hop?


Q:

Did you get to hang out with Mark Hamill while doing voice work for the Batman: Arkham City game? And if you did, what was it like working with a Jedi?

(Sorry if this question was asked already)

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24hr layover in Amsterdam or Vegas? Hell yeah! 24hr layover in Doha, Qatar? I'll pass.


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You seem to have forgiven him. Was there any work you did around forgiveness? Writing? Meditations? I've had a hard timing forgiving many people in my life, but when I work on it I'm always glad to get closer to letting go. Thanks!

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What class were you in during the shooting? My friend Leslie was killed and for a long time afterwards I searched obsessively online for accounts of the specifics of how she died but never found more than a brief outline of the sequence of events.


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1) i don't know that answer. this stuff takes me a while. and i was touring a lot last year so ive only had the last few months to lock down in the studio. just be patient, i never ever wanna rush stuff.

  1. yes for sure. im working on my own tv show. it's just as important to me as music.
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Yes and he's super cool.


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Yeah really depends!

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Honestly, my best friend and I use that movie as a test, if you don't like it, you'll never be in the circle of trust


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I was on my way to a class in Squires, walking on campus. I wasn't yet inside any class room.

If you know which specific class she was in, it would probably be easier to find out details.

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1) i don't know that answer. this stuff takes me a while. and i was touring a lot last year so ive only had the last few months to lock down in the studio. just be patient, i never ever wanna rush stuff.

  1. yes for sure. im working on my own tv show. it's just as important to me as music.

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Yes and he's super cool.

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Yeah really depends!


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you just have to remember that you are only hurting yourself by carrying anger and regret. I don't want to hurt myself, do you?

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I was on my way to a class in Squires, walking on campus. I wasn't yet inside any class room.

If you know which specific class she was in, it would probably be easier to find out details.


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How long do you think it will take for "SOMEBODY SUCCCKK MEEE" to catch on as a worldwide phenomenon?

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Hi Tara,

How are you in EVERYTHING?

Loving your role in the final season of Samurai Jack so far and my daughter adores MLP and Super Hero Girls.


Q:

How is ths any different to other cheap flights sites like Airfare Watchdog or Scotts Cheap Flights?

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You seem to have forgiven him. Was there any work you did around forgiveness? Writing? Meditations? I've had a hard timing forgiving many people in my life, but when I work on it I'm always glad to get closer to letting go. Thanks!


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Wow! I was also there that day. I was a graduate hall director at the dorm next to West AJ where the first shooting was and one of our RAs was killed. My masters's graduation was 3 weeks away and it was the most depressing graduation with all the posthumous degrees. I know victims' families who were upset at how the President handled the incident for not cancelling classes after the first shooting happened and they had no suspect in hand. What do you think about the university's decision to not let him go? Also - I can't believe it's been ten years.! That day haunted me for so many years. I was able to visit campus a few years ago again and they've made permanent memorials that are really great.

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How long do you think it will take for "SOMEBODY SUCCCKK MEEE" to catch on as a worldwide phenomenon?


Q:

Hi Tara,

How are you in EVERYTHING?

Loving your role in the final season of Samurai Jack so far and my daughter adores MLP and Super Hero Girls.

A:

How is ths any different to other cheap flights sites like Airfare Watchdog or Scotts Cheap Flights?


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Do you still hold any ill feelings toward him, or have you forgiven him entirely?

A:

Wow! I was also there that day. I was a graduate hall director at the dorm next to West AJ where the first shooting was and one of our RAs was killed. My masters's graduation was 3 weeks away and it was the most depressing graduation with all the posthumous degrees. I know victims' families who were upset at how the President handled the incident for not cancelling classes after the first shooting happened and they had no suspect in hand. What do you think about the university's decision to not let him go? Also - I can't believe it's been ten years.! That day haunted me for so many years. I was able to visit campus a few years ago again and they've made permanent memorials that are really great.


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mannnnn. hopefully not too long. do you like it. do you think it's funny

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Thank you!


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Those are 2 slighly different categories there but Scott Flights are a great resource too - they started in the states and I started JFC here in the UK. We are similar in that we both find and send out lots of really cheap long-haul deals, but i try to cater JFC towards travellers like myself, who may take a trip or two per year to somewhere like Asia or S. America, but will also want to do a few weekend trips to Europe along the way.

Other sites make a big deal out of £25 RyanAir fares to wherever in Europe, but most of my subscribers can’t take a off 3 days mid-week to save a few £ on a cheap fare, so when it comes to quick getaways, I try to focus on balancing convenience and price and send out Friday - Sunday trips and focus on bank holidays. I don’t think there are many others doing that as it doesn’t give the same ‘wow’ factor.

Airfare Watchdog is another great resource for Americans as well, but I find websites in that category tend to push what I call ‘hotel spam’ and ‘car rentals’ as that is where they make their money. I try to aim for providing only useful info and cheap flights - no referral fees or commissions to worry about, so the incentives line up with what my subscribers are after

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you just have to remember that you are only hurting yourself by carrying anger and regret. I don't want to hurt myself, do you?


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Sorry, maybe I'm mis-reading but I didn't understand the "not let him go" question.

I lived in East AJ my Freshmen year and loved the East/West AJ bridge. Many shenanigans were had.

I heard that they renovated both buildings and are spoiled with HVAC now! Can you believe those whipper-snappers??!

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mannnnn. hopefully not too long. do you like it. do you think it's funny


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Thank you!

A:

Those are 2 slighly different categories there but Scott Flights are a great resource too - they started in the states and I started JFC here in the UK. We are similar in that we both find and send out lots of really cheap long-haul deals, but i try to cater JFC towards travellers like myself, who may take a trip or two per year to somewhere like Asia or S. America, but will also want to do a few weekend trips to Europe along the way.

Other sites make a big deal out of £25 RyanAir fares to wherever in Europe, but most of my subscribers can’t take a off 3 days mid-week to save a few £ on a cheap fare, so when it comes to quick getaways, I try to focus on balancing convenience and price and send out Friday - Sunday trips and focus on bank holidays. I don’t think there are many others doing that as it doesn’t give the same ‘wow’ factor.

Airfare Watchdog is another great resource for Americans as well, but I find websites in that category tend to push what I call ‘hotel spam’ and ‘car rentals’ as that is where they make their money. I try to aim for providing only useful info and cheap flights - no referral fees or commissions to worry about, so the incentives line up with what my subscribers are after


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No ill feelings period. We and our families have been through so much because of it. I honestly did not think it was a big deal in 1977 and was shocked to learn it was. What the courts and the media did to me, and now him, that's what's hard to forgive. I didn't have today's lens to look at what was happening then, it was a very different time to be growing up in.

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Sorry, maybe I'm mis-reading but I didn't understand the "not let him go" question.

I lived in East AJ my Freshmen year and loved the East/West AJ bridge. Many shenanigans were had.

I heard that they renovated both buildings and are spoiled with HVAC now! Can you believe those whipper-snappers??!


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Hey David,

I get mistaken for you a lot, to the point that I have a whole shtick I run through where I just pretend to be you and go with it. Its shown me how terribly annoying being famous can be. I've started collecting pictures with "fans" calling them my #LilDickyPics

  • Do you cause this problem for a lot of Jewish doppelgangers?
  • Can we get a picture together to add to my #lildickypics?
  • Any tips for interacting with "fans" so I can make it more authentic?

Happy Passover btw. (I don't think we look too similar but I get mistaken for you 2-3x a week)

Edit: If we could get a picture or video with all your doppelgangers that'd be awesome.

Edit 2: for the people asking for pics do you not know how hyperlinks work?

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What was it like working on the Sabrina Movies?

Also super excited for the new season of My Little Pony and thanks for being the voice of just about everybody.


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Hi Jack, been subscribed since your first Reddit AMA and love what you're doing!

Question: I've wanted for 16 years to go to Japan and can finally afford to do it now next year - Do you ever see error fares so far in advance? All the ones you email seem to be within the next 9 months or so? I'm hoping to go in either March or September 2018!

Thanks.

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Do you still hold any ill feelings toward him, or have you forgiven him entirely?


Q:

Hello there. I was a victim of a high profile shooting as well (I did an AMA couple years ago), and just wanted to say I wish you well. I hope you don't blame yourself for the deaths of others like I do at times. It's certainly had a terrible impact on my life in some ways and it's so weird to go through life with this invisible burden on me (or us). I don't really have a question, just wanted to wish you well. I guess my question would be that: how are you now? Are you living as normal a life as possible? Do you have any personal advice to deal with it? Obviously everyone deals with trauma differently, so I'm just curious how you deal with it since you're putting it out there. Thanks

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Hey David,

I get mistaken for you a lot, to the point that I have a whole shtick I run through where I just pretend to be you and go with it. Its shown me how terribly annoying being famous can be. I've started collecting pictures with "fans" calling them my #LilDickyPics

  • Do you cause this problem for a lot of Jewish doppelgangers?
  • Can we get a picture together to add to my #lildickypics?
  • Any tips for interacting with "fans" so I can make it more authentic?

Happy Passover btw. (I don't think we look too similar but I get mistaken for you 2-3x a week)

Edit: If we could get a picture or video with all your doppelgangers that'd be awesome.

Edit 2: for the people asking for pics do you not know how hyperlinks work?


Q:

What was it like working on the Sabrina Movies?

Also super excited for the new season of My Little Pony and thanks for being the voice of just about everybody.

A:

Hi Jack, been subscribed since your first Reddit AMA and love what you're doing!

Question: I've wanted for 16 years to go to Japan and can finally afford to do it now next year - Do you ever see error fares so far in advance? All the ones you email seem to be within the next 9 months or so? I'm hoping to go in either March or September 2018!

Thanks.


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You didn't feel like it was a big deal at the time? Do you feel like it was a big deal now? Would you say that what Roman did has caused a lot of harm or pain in your life afterwards?

I saw in a lot of your other comments that the judicial case was a lot more traumatizing, which I can totally understand--one incident was private, one was very public...

A:

Hello there. I was a victim of a high profile shooting as well (I did an AMA couple years ago), and just wanted to say I wish you well. I hope you don't blame yourself for the deaths of others like I do at times. It's certainly had a terrible impact on my life in some ways and it's so weird to go through life with this invisible burden on me (or us). I don't really have a question, just wanted to wish you well. I guess my question would be that: how are you now? Are you living as normal a life as possible? Do you have any personal advice to deal with it? Obviously everyone deals with trauma differently, so I'm just curious how you deal with it since you're putting it out there. Thanks


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the funny thing is, i get mistaken for me a lot. like in the sense that people come up to me ALL the time and say "you look just like lil dicky". and i go, i am he. and then they go, no you aren't. and then i go okay. and then they go are you really him? i go yea. they go "rap". isn't that crazy?

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SO MUCH FUN!!!!


Q:

Amazing, you'll love Japan, worth the wait! Error fares appear randomly so it's hard to say when they'll come up but I've seen error fares that you can book ahead for a max of about 8-10 months.

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No ill feelings period. We and our families have been through so much because of it. I honestly did not think it was a big deal in 1977 and was shocked to learn it was. What the courts and the media did to me, and now him, that's what's hard to forgive. I didn't have today's lens to look at what was happening then, it was a very different time to be growing up in.


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So sorry you've had to witness that :( And I wish you the best as well.

I'm doing very well, all things considered, and I count myself fortunate to not have been in any of the classrooms that morning.

I have a reliable well-paying job, best wife ever, and my first child due in a few weeks, so I certainly count my blessings. This time of year though, as I'm sure is the same for you every year, is just difficult to think "that was another year that friends of mine will never experience."

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the funny thing is, i get mistaken for me a lot. like in the sense that people come up to me ALL the time and say "you look just like lil dicky". and i go, i am he. and then they go, no you aren't. and then i go okay. and then they go are you really him? i go yea. they go "rap". isn't that crazy?


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SO MUCH FUN!!!!

A:

Amazing, you'll love Japan, worth the wait! Error fares appear randomly so it's hard to say when they'll come up but I've seen error fares that you can book ahead for a max of about 8-10 months.


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I never had the chance to experience the rape, without all the traumatic events that came after, so I'll never knwo

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So sorry you've had to witness that :( And I wish you the best as well.

I'm doing very well, all things considered, and I count myself fortunate to not have been in any of the classrooms that morning.

I have a reliable well-paying job, best wife ever, and my first child due in a few weeks, so I certainly count my blessings. This time of year though, as I'm sure is the same for you every year, is just difficult to think "that was another year that friends of mine will never experience."


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Do you fuck with the war?

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Just a random question, but how big is your wardrobe? (I may or may not want to borrow a dresses few for mine ;D)


Q:

Thanks for replying! Now I don't know whether to book it asap or wait a few months and see if some error fares come up in my time periods? decisions decisions!

A:

You didn't feel like it was a big deal at the time? Do you feel like it was a big deal now? Would you say that what Roman did has caused a lot of harm or pain in your life afterwards?

I saw in a lot of your other comments that the judicial case was a lot more traumatizing, which I can totally understand--one incident was private, one was very public...


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Can you walk us through what it was like on campus that day?

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Do you fuck with the war?


Q:

Hi Tara What's your favorite batman movie ?

A:

Thanks for replying! Now I don't know whether to book it asap or wait a few months and see if some error fares come up in my time periods? decisions decisions!


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How did this happen to you? What were the circumstances that put you at risk where you, as a child, were raped by a man?

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Can you walk us through what it was like on campus that day?


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no i dont fuck with the war

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You can NEVER have enough cute things to wear.


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Did you see the comment about the open-jaw flights to Tokyo with Aeroflot? Those are now available in early March as well! I would wait another week or two and try to grab them for mid-March 2018

A:

I never had the chance to experience the rape, without all the traumatic events that came after, so I'll never knwo


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It was winding down to be the end of the school year, but ramping up to be end-of-semester exams. Because of that, there had been a few bomb threats just the week prior because a bunch of ass holes were trying to get out of exams. So campus lock downs were still an inert annoyance, at best.

Legitimate police activity was no stranger to us either though, because an escaped prisoner had recently terrorized the area as well.

So when it was a blustery cold damp morning that Monday and students got another lockdown notice, we all just sort of discounted it as an isolated incident and mild inconvenience.

When details started to break of an early morning shooting in West AJ dorm room, we then felt as though actual facts had been married up to the campus email notice, but still weren't certain on the details.

I felt as though that wouldn't possibly affect my specific classes, so I began walking around 9am towards my class in Squires Student Center, which took me right by the drillfield and Norris Hall. As I was getting closer to Burruss/Norris Hall, I saw people running in the opposite direction. They were running in isolation though, there was no mass exodus or groups of people running. That detail in particular struck me as weird.

I continued walking towards the area, but just remember being mildly confused. It wasn't until I spotted someone I knew running the opposite direction that I knew anything was happening. I stopped him and asked why people were running. He said that someone with a gun was inside Burruss and started opening fire (he mis-heard, mis-saw, as it was actually Norriss Hall, nearby). So I hurried back to my apartment just off campus where my roommates and then patiently awaited information on the University's website and our email inboxes.

We were able to get more information through the grapevine of text messages and student emails emailing one another than we were the university itself. They were wholly unprepared to deal with something like this.

Eventually, around 10am-ish (if i remember correctly), we were told that the entire campus was closed, and that everyone should return to their homes/dorms. From that email until the first press conference that afternoon, it was a massive panic of who was where and "why haven't we heard from person x."

Once the press conference announced "approximately two dozen fatalities" everyone's entire demeanor changed, and the mood shifted from panic to "there's absolutely no fucking way this is real life right now." There was just a constant sound of emergency sirens running about town, empty fields turned into satellite truck farms where news van after news van would just pop up out of no where.

Everyone knew someone. It was like a scavenger hunt from hell trying to piece together who all didn't make it. The student body had pieced it all together before the news had announced anything, but it still stung just as bad hearing their names read publicly.

A:

no i dont fuck with the war


Q:

I really like the original 1989 version.

A:

Did you see the comment about the open-jaw flights to Tokyo with Aeroflot? Those are now available in early March as well! I would wait another week or two and try to grab them for mid-March 2018


Q:

hollywood, modeling, not a safe thing in 1977. Didn't seem like a risk at all, but then I guess you never know where the danger can be hiding

A:

It was winding down to be the end of the school year, but ramping up to be end-of-semester exams. Because of that, there had been a few bomb threats just the week prior because a bunch of ass holes were trying to get out of exams. So campus lock downs were still an inert annoyance, at best.

Legitimate police activity was no stranger to us either though, because an escaped prisoner had recently terrorized the area as well.

So when it was a blustery cold damp morning that Monday and students got another lockdown notice, we all just sort of discounted it as an isolated incident and mild inconvenience.

When details started to break of an early morning shooting in West AJ dorm room, we then felt as though actual facts had been married up to the campus email notice, but still weren't certain on the details.

I felt as though that wouldn't possibly affect my specific classes, so I began walking around 9am towards my class in Squires Student Center, which took me right by the drillfield and Norris Hall. As I was getting closer to Burruss/Norris Hall, I saw people running in the opposite direction. They were running in isolation though, there was no mass exodus or groups of people running. That detail in particular struck me as weird.

I continued walking towards the area, but just remember being mildly confused. It wasn't until I spotted someone I knew running the opposite direction that I knew anything was happening. I stopped him and asked why people were running. He said that someone with a gun was inside Burruss and started opening fire (he mis-heard, mis-saw, as it was actually Norriss Hall, nearby). So I hurried back to my apartment just off campus where my roommates and then patiently awaited information on the University's website and our email inboxes.

We were able to get more information through the grapevine of text messages and student emails emailing one another than we were the university itself. They were wholly unprepared to deal with something like this.

Eventually, around 10am-ish (if i remember correctly), we were told that the entire campus was closed, and that everyone should return to their homes/dorms. From that email until the first press conference that afternoon, it was a massive panic of who was where and "why haven't we heard from person x."

Once the press conference announced "approximately two dozen fatalities" everyone's entire demeanor changed, and the mood shifted from panic to "there's absolutely no fucking way this is real life right now." There was just a constant sound of emergency sirens running about town, empty fields turned into satellite truck farms where news van after news van would just pop up out of no where.

Everyone knew someone. It was like a scavenger hunt from hell trying to piece together who all didn't make it. The student body had pieced it all together before the news had announced anything, but it still stung just as bad hearing their names read publicly.


Q:

When is the new music coming, LD? It's been almost 2 years since Professional Rapper came out.

A:

Tara what is the best part of being a voice actress?


Q:

Hi Jack! I actually came across you via Reddit from someone who recommended you. Just one question really - what is your ambition for the company? Is it scaleable?

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How did this happen to you? What were the circumstances that put you at risk where you, as a child, were raped by a man?


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How do you feel about that certain cards against humanity card?

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When is the new music coming, LD? It's been almost 2 years since Professional Rapper came out.


Q:

how often do you recognize one of your voice actor peers on TV/radio/games a day?

A:

Hi Jack! I actually came across you via Reddit from someone who recommended you. Just one question really - what is your ambition for the company? Is it scaleable?


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First off, a huge thanks for being involved in the "You Must Remember This" Manson Family podcast. It was an incredible learning experience about that whole time period and the overall vibe and mentality of the people who lived through it. I'm very happy to see how much you are enjoying your life with your family!

Since you went through so much with the media personally, are you trusting of anything your read or hear even from "reputable" new sources? Its great that you were able to move on and even forgive Polanski but I could understand if you turned out eternally frustrated with the "news" industry. I can't imagine they have ever apologized to you.

A:

How do you feel about that certain cards against humanity card?


Q:

be patient, it takes me a while. i'm working all the time. it'll always be worth the wait, but rushing it and making subpar content is the last thing i want to do. i have really high hopes.

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Getting to play all kinds of different roles that I would never be able to on camera.


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I hope so!

I just plan to grow and create a community of savvy travellers and JFC members. I DONT want to be like everyone else and start pushing hotel spam or car rentals or start taking commissions from booking sites that don't always offer the best deal on a particular flight.

We also plan to grow a bit - starting with Europe this year!

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hollywood, modeling, not a safe thing in 1977. Didn't seem like a risk at all, but then I guess you never know where the danger can be hiding


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Yeah, I discarded that exact card immediately. I knew what I was buying when I bought it, but it hits too close to him, so I just leave that one out.

A:

be patient, it takes me a while. i'm working all the time. it'll always be worth the wait, but rushing it and making subpar content is the last thing i want to do. i have really high hopes.


Q:

I recognize them all the time.

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I hope so!

I just plan to grow and create a community of savvy travellers and JFC members. I DONT want to be like everyone else and start pushing hotel spam or car rentals or start taking commissions from booking sites that don't always offer the best deal on a particular flight.

We also plan to grow a bit - starting with Europe this year!


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my experience is if you don't see it hear yourself, you can't really believe it or judge. I am skeptical of everything, cause I know it can be 98% lies

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Yeah, I discarded that exact card immediately. I knew what I was buying when I bought it, but it hits too close to him, so I just leave that one out.


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So like, we should check back again tomorrow? Or nah?

A:

Hi Tara What's your favorite batman movie ?


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What's the tastiest error fare you ever managed to snag for yourself before Flight Club?

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First off, a huge thanks for being involved in the "You Must Remember This" Manson Family podcast. It was an incredible learning experience about that whole time period and the overall vibe and mentality of the people who lived through it. I'm very happy to see how much you are enjoying your life with your family!

Since you went through so much with the media personally, are you trusting of anything your read or hear even from "reputable" new sources? Its great that you were able to move on and even forgive Polanski but I could understand if you turned out eternally frustrated with the "news" industry. I can't imagine they have ever apologized to you.


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What's up Hokie, Hoo here. I remember our first responders in Charlottesville departing en masse immediately when the news broke, and I often think about what you and your classmates must have been going through and how surreal it all was. What kind of changes were made in your life the moment everything went down, and how have you approached even the smallest tasks in life with the memories you have?

I applaud you for this AMA.

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So like, we should check back again tomorrow? Or nah?


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Will Crocker ever catch a fairy?

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What's the tastiest error fare you ever managed to snag for yourself before Flight Club?


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What can we do to stop this relentless digging up of the issue to just give you peace? I'd rather you live on happy and not have to deal with this constant emotional digging up of the bad thing that happened to you.

edit: and by what can we do, I mean as in political pressure, what judges / prosecution / mayors should we shame constantly to get this wider attention?

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What's up Hokie, Hoo here. I remember our first responders in Charlottesville departing en masse immediately when the news broke, and I often think about what you and your classmates must have been going through and how surreal it all was. What kind of changes were made in your life the moment everything went down, and how have you approached even the smallest tasks in life with the memories you have?

I applaud you for this AMA.


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I think I mentioned this one in the last one. For me £112 to Bali ages ago. Was one of the happiest days of my young life back then! :-)

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my experience is if you don't see it hear yourself, you can't really believe it or judge. I am skeptical of everything, cause I know it can be 98% lies


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That week was the week I stopped "hating" UVA :)

I still make fun of them whenever I can :), but seeing the response out of UVa brought me to tears more than any other school. Seeing the bridge you guys painted orange and maroon. That was an incredible, incredible feeling. On behalf of every Hokie, thank you.

I'd say the most significant, small change day-to-day is probably just thankfulness. I find myself being more thankful for interactions with people that I would have previously taken for granted.


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I think he has caught fairies before. The question is...will he keep them?

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I think I mentioned this one in the last one. For me £112 to Bali ages ago. Was one of the happiest days of my young life back then! :-)


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Have DA Lacey stop objecting to roman being sentenced to time served (now 355 days) and investigate the misconduct in the courts and her own office that has been going on for 40 year. This is not just me, a corrupt justice system needs to be exposed! And thanks, I am mostly all good, I get pissed once in a while, but this is my life. What can ya do right? Culprits, Judge Rittenband, Steve Cooley, David Wells, Judge Espinosa. It is really on the DAs office to stop the cover up

A:

That week was the week I stopped "hating" UVA :)

I still make fun of them whenever I can :), but seeing the response out of UVa brought me to tears more than any other school. Seeing the bridge you guys painted orange and maroon. That was an incredible, incredible feeling. On behalf of every Hokie, thank you.

I'd say the most significant, small change day-to-day is probably just thankfulness. I find myself being more thankful for interactions with people that I would have previously taken for granted.


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What's your favorite rap album of all time? Besides your own

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how often do you recognize one of your voice actor peers on TV/radio/games a day?


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We've just booked our Honeymoon to Bali and was hoping there'd be something like this come up recently. Just wanted to say thanks anyway as we managed to get all our flights for the entire trip (Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bali) much cheaper from playing around with the Momondo/Google combination that you seem to use. You saved us a fair bit, even without an actual deal.

I nearly pulled the trigger on that £97 New York fare last week but sadly couldn't go!

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How did everyone find out what happened? Like did you tell your parents? How did they react?


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I can't imagine what it would have been like. My Geoscience professor was telling my class yesterday about his experience in McBryde 100. I'll be attending the memorial.

As an attempt to lighten the mood,

Are you surprised to hear that we are still suffering with the Empo here at Tech?
A:

What's your favorite rap album of all time? Besides your own


Q:

How do you prepare your self for the work day? Do you do voice preps? Any routines to get you ready? Also my kids recognize your voice across shows. Thanks for doing this AMA.

A:

We've just booked our Honeymoon to Bali and was hoping there'd be something like this come up recently. Just wanted to say thanks anyway as we managed to get all our flights for the entire trip (Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bali) much cheaper from playing around with the Momondo/Google combination that you seem to use. You saved us a fair bit, even without an actual deal.

I nearly pulled the trigger on that £97 New York fare last week but sadly couldn't go!


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Do you feel Sharon Tate's murder directly affected his ability to view the world morally? I certainly don't justify nor condone his behavior. But it must have drastically altered his life choices.

A:

I can't imagine what it would have been like. My Geoscience professor was telling my class yesterday about his experience in McBryde 100. I'll be attending the memorial.

As an attempt to lighten the mood,

Are you surprised to hear that we are still suffering with the Empo here at Tech?

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college drop out

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I recognize them all the time.


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Sawweeeet! Well done using those tool... I find the best services I use also educate a bit, so I was really going for that when I started - even better that you were able to find your own deals really. I spent my honeymoon in Bali as well and it was amazing - I'm sure you'll love it!

A:

my sister overheard me tell a friend, then all hell broke loose. Our life was never the same


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The Math Empo was the most frustrating academic experience of my life. I can't believe they reduced human interactions to red solo cups on top of monitors.

I actually dropped my math empo calculus class... while IN THE MATH EMPO TAKING CALCULUS. I was that frustrated.

A:

college drop out


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I like to warm up with my singing teacher's exercises that I have saved on my phone.

A:

Sawweeeet! Well done using those tool... I find the best services I use also educate a bit, so I was really going for that when I started - even better that you were able to find your own deals really. I spent my honeymoon in Bali as well and it was amazing - I'm sure you'll love it!


Q:

I really don't know him that well

A:

The Math Empo was the most frustrating academic experience of my life. I can't believe they reduced human interactions to red solo cups on top of monitors.

I actually dropped my math empo calculus class... while IN THE MATH EMPO TAKING CALCULUS. I was that frustrated.


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LD! Grandest Fans here. We love how successful you have become, very well deserved.

Do you remember writing the ScanGauge Rap song for your Kickstarter?

We play it at every party!

A:

Will Crocker ever catch a fairy?


Q:

Uff so jealous. How do these things still happen with so much of it automated?

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What can we do to stop this relentless digging up of the issue to just give you peace? I'd rather you live on happy and not have to deal with this constant emotional digging up of the bad thing that happened to you.

edit: and by what can we do, I mean as in political pressure, what judges / prosecution / mayors should we shame constantly to get this wider attention?


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I am a professor for a community college, and we have gone through a number of trainings and seminars to prepare us for an attack in the campus (gun related or otherwise). However, I find it annoying when I get criticized for coddling "snowflakes" with our safe spaces on campus. Frankly, I would rather have a student vent and talk about their issues with a coloring book and stuffed puppy than come shoot up my classroom.

My question is, what services do you think we should have on campus to help students with mental health issues? What can I do as a teacher to help my students (without being weird about it)?

A:

LD! Grandest Fans here. We love how successful you have become, very well deserved.

Do you remember writing the ScanGauge Rap song for your Kickstarter?

We play it at every party!


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Omg I love you <3 Can't wait for your Harley Quinn in Injustice 2. What do you think of Harley Quinn?

A:

Uff so jealous. How do these things still happen with so much of it automated?


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How common was it to be into the occult back then in the counter culture crowds? Do you have distaste for the whole counter culture scene and how its romanticized now?

A:

I am a professor for a community college, and we have gone through a number of trainings and seminars to prepare us for an attack in the campus (gun related or otherwise). However, I find it annoying when I get criticized for coddling "snowflakes" with our safe spaces on campus. Frankly, I would rather have a student vent and talk about their issues with a coloring book and stuffed puppy than come shoot up my classroom.

My question is, what services do you think we should have on campus to help students with mental health issues? What can I do as a teacher to help my students (without being weird about it)?


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very very vaguely. im happy you guys liked it tho

A:

I think he has caught fairies before. The question is...will he keep them?


Q:

Massive massive complex pricing databases which are then forwarded to bookings agents who price based off of those and other agents which match fares of those agents and yada yada yada. One mistake by anyone, anywhere and it can get multiplied onto a dozen websites sometimes.

Big data = big mistakes :-)

A:

Have DA Lacey stop objecting to roman being sentenced to time served (now 355 days) and investigate the misconduct in the courts and her own office that has been going on for 40 year. This is not just me, a corrupt justice system needs to be exposed! And thanks, I am mostly all good, I get pissed once in a while, but this is my life. What can ya do right? Culprits, Judge Rittenband, Steve Cooley, David Wells, Judge Espinosa. It is really on the DAs office to stop the cover up


Q:

Great question that I'd like a solid answer to as well, but I'll try to answer it this way:

When I was distraught, shocked and grieving afterwards, I went to the Cook Counseling Center that offered licensed mental health professionals to students. I attended 8 sessions over the course of 6 weeks, was prescribed an anti-depressant, and came out of it much, much better. Once I was there, it was very easy. Everything worked the way it was supposed to: I no longer felt alone and scared, I got help from professionals, and assistance from medicine on an as-needed basis. None of that was difficult.

What WAS difficult, was just showing up. If we could find creative ways to remove the barriers of getting help, I think we'd be far better off. We need to start treating mental health the same way we treat the dermatologist: there's no stigma in going, and it's a small burden to remember to go every 12 months, but you don't feel "weird" for going.

However you can make students feel "normal" for caring enough about their mental health to just show up and ask for help is the solution we need.

A:

very very vaguely. im happy you guys liked it tho


Q:

I love Harley Quinn, puddin'

A:

Massive massive complex pricing databases which are then forwarded to bookings agents who price based off of those and other agents which match fares of those agents and yada yada yada. One mistake by anyone, anywhere and it can get multiplied onto a dozen websites sometimes.

Big data = big mistakes :-)


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I think I may have been too young to have had a grasp or knowledge of that type of thing back then

A:

Great question that I'd like a solid answer to as well, but I'll try to answer it this way:

When I was distraught, shocked and grieving afterwards, I went to the Cook Counseling Center that offered licensed mental health professionals to students. I attended 8 sessions over the course of 6 weeks, was prescribed an anti-depressant, and came out of it much, much better. Once I was there, it was very easy. Everything worked the way it was supposed to: I no longer felt alone and scared, I got help from professionals, and assistance from medicine on an as-needed basis. None of that was difficult.

What WAS difficult, was just showing up. If we could find creative ways to remove the barriers of getting help, I think we'd be far better off. We need to start treating mental health the same way we treat the dermatologist: there's no stigma in going, and it's a small burden to remember to go every 12 months, but you don't feel "weird" for going.

However you can make students feel "normal" for caring enough about their mental health to just show up and ask for help is the solution we need.


Q:

If you had to get a tattoo of someone's face who would it be, where would you get it, and why?

A:

How do you prepare your self for the work day? Do you do voice preps? Any routines to get you ready? Also my kids recognize your voice across shows. Thanks for doing this AMA.


Q:

Yo Jack - I want to take my little brother somewhere in Southeast Asia (he’s not been yet), but he’s afraid of flying and hasn’t travelled much before, so I want to minimise the number of flights as much as possible and was hoping to go direct. Thinking late August or early Sept. Still not sure where, but maybe Thailand or Vietnam. Got anything for us?

Edit: Oh and we’re in London!

A:

Do you feel Sharon Tate's murder directly affected his ability to view the world morally? I certainly don't justify nor condone his behavior. But it must have drastically altered his life choices.


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I was on campus for one at NIU, a few months after VT. I remember a few people from VT sent messages to people through Facebook, and it meant a lot at the time.

I was fortunate to have not been too nearby (was eating lunch across the street and didn't see more than all the emergency vehicles arriving) and to not know anyone who was injured/killed personally. I did share a class with someone who was killed but did not know them.

But anyway, I know many of the feelings you describe. Every time I see one of these in the news, I'm right back there even though it was almost 10 years ago. I remember what I was wearing, I still have gloves that I spilled wax on during a vigil, I still remember that afternoon of not knowing. I don't think it's something I'll ever fully escape. My heart breaks that anyone ever has to feel the way I do or worse, because realistically, I was not directly affected. So many people have had to feel so much worse, to never really recover, or to not even get the chance to recover. I'm luckier than many, as much as this event still haunts me.

I'm sorry that you and your school and your friends had to go through that, too. I'm sorry that anyone does.

And because I think I have to ask a question and I don't feel like making it related: what's your favorite kind of cheese? I think I'm going to go with smoked gouda.

A:

If you had to get a tattoo of someone's face who would it be, where would you get it, and why?


Q:

What moment was the highlight of your acting career so far? what are your thoughts ont he vast majority of your fans?

A:

Yo Jack - I want to take my little brother somewhere in Southeast Asia (he’s not been yet), but he’s afraid of flying and hasn’t travelled much before, so I want to minimise the number of flights as much as possible and was hoping to go direct. Thinking late August or early Sept. Still not sure where, but maybe Thailand or Vietnam. Got anything for us?

Edit: Oh and we’re in London!


Q:

How do you feel about rape fetishes or people with rape fetishes? Have you met or know someone that you know has this certain fetish? Would you feel uncomfortable being around someone with this even if you didn't think they would hurt you?

A:

I was on campus for one at NIU, a few months after VT. I remember a few people from VT sent messages to people through Facebook, and it meant a lot at the time.

I was fortunate to have not been too nearby (was eating lunch across the street and didn't see more than all the emergency vehicles arriving) and to not know anyone who was injured/killed personally. I did share a class with someone who was killed but did not know them.

But anyway, I know many of the feelings you describe. Every time I see one of these in the news, I'm right back there even though it was almost 10 years ago. I remember what I was wearing, I still have gloves that I spilled wax on during a vigil, I still remember that afternoon of not knowing. I don't think it's something I'll ever fully escape. My heart breaks that anyone ever has to feel the way I do or worse, because realistically, I was not directly affected. So many people have had to feel so much worse, to never really recover, or to not even get the chance to recover. I'm luckier than many, as much as this event still haunts me.

I'm sorry that you and your school and your friends had to go through that, too. I'm sorry that anyone does.

And because I think I have to ask a question and I don't feel like making it related: what's your favorite kind of cheese? I think I'm going to go with smoked gouda.


Q:

hmmmm...maybe allen iverson's face on my heart. he just really impacted my life, growing up in philly.

A:

I like to warm up with my singing teacher's exercises that I have saved on my phone.


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Hey man - awesome of you to take your little brother on a trip like that. I personally like Vietnam, but would probably choose Thailand for a first trip to SE Asia for your bro. These aren’t the best fares I’ve seen by a while, and they could still come down another £50 at some point, but EVA Air currently have some attractive non-stop fares which should make travel easier. It’s a top 5 airline with a direct flight to Bangkok - doesn’t get too much better than that for a first trip! :-)

Here’s a link

A:

I really don't know him that well


Q:

I'm fond of most soft goat cheeses, I think.

I remember the candlelight vigil we had at our memorial for NIU. It's terrible that these things keep happening. Just awful. It's like you're thankful that other people know the feeling, but at the same time you feel terrible that they even know the feeling to begin with.

A:

hmmmm...maybe allen iverson's face on my heart. he just really impacted my life, growing up in philly.


Q:

I have to say, ringing the Nasdaq Opening Bell earlier this week is definitely up there!

A:

Hey man - awesome of you to take your little brother on a trip like that. I personally like Vietnam, but would probably choose Thailand for a first trip to SE Asia for your bro. These aren’t the best fares I’ve seen by a while, and they could still come down another £50 at some point, but EVA Air currently have some attractive non-stop fares which should make travel easier. It’s a top 5 airline with a direct flight to Bangkok - doesn’t get too much better than that for a first trip! :-)

Here’s a link


Q:

Wow! Now that's a question. I don't think I know anyone with a fetish thing, but if I do, as long as they keep it private, I say your life is your life. But depending, if I knew, a rape fetish I could not tolerate, I foot fetish maybe. I guess it depends on the person and there "interests". I don't like to judge, but I certainly do sometimes.

A:

I'm fond of most soft goat cheeses, I think.

I remember the candlelight vigil we had at our memorial for NIU. It's terrible that these things keep happening. Just awful. It's like you're thankful that other people know the feeling, but at the same time you feel terrible that they even know the feeling to begin with.


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Hey LD, just wanted to say thanks for doing this and for finally releasing the Pillow Talking video - it was definitely worth the wait!

I'm assuming everyone else will ask about if/when you've got new music coming out, so my question is this: If you were trapped in an empty room with no doors or windows and only a perfect clone of yourself, would you fuck or fight the clone? You're released after an hour and no one will ever know what happened in the room.

A:

Omg I love you <3 Can't wait for your Harley Quinn in Injustice 2. What do you think of Harley Quinn?


Q:

Thanks for doing the AMA, Jack!

A few questions:

  1. I assume this is now your full time job? What other jobs have you had in the last 5 years?

  2. Given you can probably work from anywhere in the world, how much of your average year do you spend abroad?

  3. Do you plan all your own travels around cheap tickets, or do you occasionally splash out and pay full-fare for convenience?

A:

How common was it to be into the occult back then in the counter culture crowds? Do you have distaste for the whole counter culture scene and how its romanticized now?


Q:

I was on campus for a different school shooting. What I found most haunting was the sound of all the helicopters flying overhead. It was just like audio/video from the Vietnam War. What still haunts you about that day?

A:

Hey LD, just wanted to say thanks for doing this and for finally releasing the Pillow Talking video - it was definitely worth the wait!

I'm assuming everyone else will ask about if/when you've got new music coming out, so my question is this: If you were trapped in an empty room with no doors or windows and only a perfect clone of yourself, would you fuck or fight the clone? You're released after an hour and no one will ever know what happened in the room.


Q:

Tara what is the best part of being a voice actress?

A:

Thanks for doing the AMA, Jack!

A few questions:

  1. I assume this is now your full time job? What other jobs have you had in the last 5 years?

  2. Given you can probably work from anywhere in the world, how much of your average year do you spend abroad?

  3. Do you plan all your own travels around cheap tickets, or do you occasionally splash out and pay full-fare for convenience?


Q:

I was on campus for a different school shooting. What I found most haunting was the sound of all the helicopters flying overhead. It was just like audio/video from the Vietnam War. What still haunts you about that day?

A:

i have to fuck him or fight him? only two options? id love to just talk to him...but if that's not an option. fight him. it would be such a good, evenly matched fight


Q:

I love Harley Quinn, puddin'

A:

Hey thanks for coming by to visit! :-)

1) It is now - I've never worked this hard and never absolutely loved it. It's mental!

2) Well I only went full time a few months ago, but since then it's been basically 100%

3) I always fly as cheap as I possibly can, but not always with the deals I find - I have in mind where I think I want to go next :-)


Q:

I think I may have been too young to have had a grasp or knowledge of that type of thing back then

A:

That, the sirens, and all the field lights for live remote broadcasts, yes. It was like living in a hot zone, I agree.

That part isn't too "haunting" to me, for whatever reason, but yeah, those audio visual cues stick with me as well--hope you're doing okay.


Q:

i have to fuck him or fight him? only two options? id love to just talk to him...but if that's not an option. fight him. it would be such a good, evenly matched fight

A:

Getting to play all kinds of different roles that I would never be able to on camera.


Q:

Hey thanks for coming by to visit! :-)

1) It is now - I've never worked this hard and never absolutely loved it. It's mental!

2) Well I only went full time a few months ago, but since then it's been basically 100%

3) I always fly as cheap as I possibly can, but not always with the deals I find - I have in mind where I think I want to go next :-)

A:

That, the sirens, and all the field lights for live remote broadcasts, yes. It was like living in a hot zone, I agree.

That part isn't too "haunting" to me, for whatever reason, but yeah, those audio visual cues stick with me as well--hope you're doing okay.


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Hey Dave! I am a huge fan of both you as a rapper and as a person. I've been impressed with how real you still are despite being so popular. Do you feel like your fame has affected you much on a personal level?

Loved the pillow taking vid. It was truly the best music video I have seen. It was exactly as I envisioned the song so I can see why it took 10 months. Worth the wait! By far my favorite song of yours!!

Keep it real, LD.

A:

What moment was the highlight of your acting career so far? what are your thoughts ont he vast majority of your fans?


Q:

What's your favorite kind of cheese?

A:

How do you feel about rape fetishes or people with rape fetishes? Have you met or know someone that you know has this certain fetish? Would you feel uncomfortable being around someone with this even if you didn't think they would hurt you?


Q:

I was there as well. Engineering '10. I was in Randolph 2nd floor. I heard all of it. Do you have any remorse over graduating? Do you have any reasons you would have liked to stay? Not for college party like reasons of course.

A:

Hey Dave! I am a huge fan of both you as a rapper and as a person. I've been impressed with how real you still are despite being so popular. Do you feel like your fame has affected you much on a personal level?

Loved the pillow taking vid. It was truly the best music video I have seen. It was exactly as I envisioned the song so I can see why it took 10 months. Worth the wait! By far my favorite song of yours!!

Keep it real, LD.


Q:

Are you ever invited to do voice work? For example, with Ben 10, did you have to audition for the latest show or did the producers call you?

A:

What's your favorite kind of cheese?


Q:

Hi! Thanks for sharing with us all today. After the shooting took place, was there any negative stigma against asians on campus? I was in elementary school in 2007, and as a korean, my mom didn't send me to school the day after the shooting in the fear that I would be subject to racial prejudice and hate.

A:

i dont think my fame has effected me in the slightest. i honestly barely feel famous, compared to where i envision ending up. so, i just think to myself about how small of a scale all of the attention is now, to what it will be like in three years. ask me again in three years. hopefully ill be the same dude. i think i will be. ive always envisioned this life for me, so none of if surprises me


Q:

I have to say, ringing the Nasdaq Opening Bell earlier this week is definitely up there!

A:

Cheese strings (String Cheese in American). What does that say about me? lol


Q:

Wow! Now that's a question. I don't think I know anyone with a fetish thing, but if I do, as long as they keep it private, I say your life is your life. But depending, if I knew, a rape fetish I could not tolerate, I foot fetish maybe. I guess it depends on the person and there "interests". I don't like to judge, but I certainly do sometimes.

A:

Yeah, graduating and leaving felt weird at that time. None of us wanted to leave after something like that. It felt like we owed it to the university and each other to stay. It was like none of us wanted that moment to define us or the school.

It was too late to apply/stay for grad school, so I left, but I sure wish I could have stayed a little longer.


Q:

i dont think my fame has effected me in the slightest. i honestly barely feel famous, compared to where i envision ending up. so, i just think to myself about how small of a scale all of the attention is now, to what it will be like in three years. ask me again in three years. hopefully ill be the same dude. i think i will be. ive always envisioned this life for me, so none of if surprises me

A:

I had to audition.


Q:

Cheese strings (String Cheese in American). What does that say about me? lol

A:

None that I witnessed or head of at all, no. That sort of thing never even crossed the minds of anyone I knew.


Q:

Can you tell us more about the show you're working on? Id love to see you in a comedy show or movie.

A:

Are you ever invited to do voice work? For example, with Ben 10, did you have to audition for the latest show or did the producers call you?


Q:

Is there an optimum amount of time before the actual flight that you find your deals? I'm looking at subscribing in 3 or 6 month chunks but don't know how far in advance of my travels to begin the subscription. Or would you recommend 12 month subscriptions to take advantage of everything you find?

A:

Of the many victims, is there one you knew well or one that sticks out in your mind?


Q:

Can you tell us more about the show you're working on? Id love to see you in a comedy show or movie.

A:

Will there be any guest VA's in Season 7?


Q:

Is there an optimum amount of time before the actual flight that you find your deals? I'm looking at subscribing in 3 or 6 month chunks but don't know how far in advance of my travels to begin the subscription. Or would you recommend 12 month subscriptions to take advantage of everything you find?

A:

I was there as well. Engineering '10. I was in Randolph 2nd floor. I heard all of it. Do you have any remorse over graduating? Do you have any reasons you would have liked to stay? Not for college party like reasons of course.


Q:

based upon my real life and true experiences. just me being me. a guy trying to be a rapper

A:

I had to audition.


Q:

It varies vastly by airline and season. Some of these new-age budget long-haul airlines like Thomson tend to have tonnes of last minute deals a few weeks prior, while major airlines usually have their best offers 8-12 weeks in advance and some scattered price drops as far as 11 months in advance.

Had a lot of members book that Hawaii trip for Jan 2018 recently!

A:

Ryan "Stack" Clark.

I'm sure there the other 31 were just as amazing in their own right, I just didn't know them as well as Stack.

I had a few classes with Stack. I was in the marching band with him. I ate lunch with him. That guy was a beacon of hope in an otherwise uncertain world.

He was just so damn fun I can't even put into words how much his fellow friends cared about him. I never met a single human being that had anything but smiles to say about the guy.

He had a voice that could penetrate and soar over top of an entire football stadium of people. It was a surprise to no one that he died responding to help another person.

He was pursuing multiple degrees, majors, and minors, all as an undergrad. He also decided to work in the dining hall to support himself. He also did countless other charitable work. No one's quite sure how he managed to do so much as a college student that most of us won't accomplish our entire lives.

My first "college party" experience was traveling as a Freshman with the marching band to the 2003 game on the road vs Pittsburgh. After the game was over (we lost) and the band went back to the hotel, stack grabbed me from my hotel room and said "hey, some guys from the Pitt band invited us to a frat party, let's go." (He didn't even know who I was at the time).

We were driven to this basement party downtown, where a naked man was playing Billy Joel's pianoman on a baby grand piano, and a homemade punch of some kind that tasted like cough syrup was being served to anyone entering the basement.

Before I could even ask anyone's name, Stack had me swaying and holding hands with Pittsburgh band members, singing Piano man, and drinking horrible mystery purple drink.

That was probably my favorite of many memories of him, but it was also the first interaction I had with him.


Q:

based upon my real life and true experiences. just me being me. a guy trying to be a rapper

A:

Yes! William Shatner and Felicia Day.


Q:

It varies vastly by airline and season. Some of these new-age budget long-haul airlines like Thomson tend to have tonnes of last minute deals a few weeks prior, while major airlines usually have their best offers 8-12 weeks in advance and some scattered price drops as far as 11 months in advance.

Had a lot of members book that Hawaii trip for Jan 2018 recently!

A:

Yeah, graduating and leaving felt weird at that time. None of us wanted to leave after something like that. It felt like we owed it to the university and each other to stay. It was like none of us wanted that moment to define us or the school.

It was too late to apply/stay for grad school, so I left, but I sure wish I could have stayed a little longer.


Q:

How do you come up with some of your AKA ideas?

A:

Will there be any guest VA's in Season 7?


Q:

Hi! Thanks for sharing with us all today. After the shooting took place, was there any negative stigma against asians on campus? I was in elementary school in 2007, and as a korean, my mom didn't send me to school the day after the shooting in the fear that I would be subject to racial prejudice and hate.

A:

How do you come up with some of your AKA ideas?


Q:

Is Mark Hamill a secret brony?

A:

Of the many victims, is there one you knew well or one that sticks out in your mind?


Q:

i just force myself to sit there and thing of random thoughts. and all these random words and nouns come into my head. and i write them down, and pick my favorites

A:

Yes! William Shatner and Felicia Day.


Q:

None that I witnessed or head of at all, no. That sort of thing never even crossed the minds of anyone I knew.

A:

i just force myself to sit there and thing of random thoughts. and all these random words and nouns come into my head. and i write them down, and pick my favorites


Q:

Yes (but don't tell the internet)

A:

Ryan "Stack" Clark.

I'm sure there the other 31 were just as amazing in their own right, I just didn't know them as well as Stack.

I had a few classes with Stack. I was in the marching band with him. I ate lunch with him. That guy was a beacon of hope in an otherwise uncertain world.

He was just so damn fun I can't even put into words how much his fellow friends cared about him. I never met a single human being that had anything but smiles to say about the guy.

He had a voice that could penetrate and soar over top of an entire football stadium of people. It was a surprise to no one that he died responding to help another person.

He was pursuing multiple degrees, majors, and minors, all as an undergrad. He also decided to work in the dining hall to support himself. He also did countless other charitable work. No one's quite sure how he managed to do so much as a college student that most of us won't accomplish our entire lives.

My first "college party" experience was traveling as a Freshman with the marching band to the 2003 game on the road vs Pittsburgh. After the game was over (we lost) and the band went back to the hotel, stack grabbed me from my hotel room and said "hey, some guys from the Pitt band invited us to a frat party, let's go." (He didn't even know who I was at the time).

We were driven to this basement party downtown, where a naked man was playing Billy Joel's pianoman on a baby grand piano, and a homemade punch of some kind that tasted like cough syrup was being served to anyone entering the basement.

Before I could even ask anyone's name, Stack had me swaying and holding hands with Pittsburgh band members, singing Piano man, and drinking horrible mystery purple drink.

That was probably my favorite of many memories of him, but it was also the first interaction I had with him.


Q:

About how long after talkin wit a bitch did brain get to poop?

A:

Is Mark Hamill a secret brony?


Q:

About how long after talkin wit a bitch did brain get to poop?

A:

What sets people like yourself or Cree Summer apart in the animation voice over field?


Q:

brain still gotta poop, look at his twitter @hardbodybrain

A:

Yes (but don't tell the internet)


Q:

brain still gotta poop, look at his twitter @hardbodybrain

A:

We're very versatile, easy to work with and not too shabby looking. :-)


Q:

Hey Dicky, big fan.

In your Snapchat recently, you had a clip of yourself rapping along with what sounded like a sneak peak of a new song from you. Can you confirm this and possibly give any further details on upcoming singles/ album?

A:

Did you ever think you'd be ringing the Nasdaq opening bell in the name of My Little Pony? What was that like?


Q:

Hey Dicky, big fan.

In your Snapchat recently, you had a clip of yourself rapping along with what sounded like a sneak peak of a new song from you. Can you confirm this and possibly give any further details on upcoming singles/ album?

A:

Did you ever think you'd be ringing the Nasdaq opening bell in the name of My Little Pony? What was that like?


Q:

im making new music all the time. some of it sucks. some of it is amazing. youll hear the good stuff only. been working a lot with brain lately too, he's been in the studio a ton. trying to get him out there.

A:

No and it was honestly the most thrilling day ever! It was very magical.


Q:

im making new music all the time. some of it sucks. some of it is amazing. youll hear the good stuff only. been working a lot with brain lately too, he's been in the studio a ton. trying to get him out there.

A:

No and it was honestly the most thrilling day ever! It was very magical.


Q:

How would you describe your relationship with James the squirrel?

A:

My kids and I love Teen Titans Go! Thanks for your sardonic and wry Raven!

Does Raven's attitude ever creep into your own daily life?


Q:

How would you describe your relationship with James the squirrel?

A:

My kids and I love Teen Titans Go! Thanks for your sardonic and wry Raven!

Does Raven's attitude ever creep into your own daily life?


Q:

very up and down, hot and heavy. he loves me, he loves me not type of thing

A:

Whateverrrrrrrrrrrrr


Q:

very up and down, hot and heavy. he loves me, he loves me not type of thing

A:

Whateverrrrrrrrrrrrr


Q:

So I watched your freestyle on Sway in the Morning, and it was awesome! How memorable of an experience was that? Also side note, the line about Michelle Obama was incredible

A:

What sets people like yourself or Cree Summer apart in the animation voice over field?


Q:

So I watched your freestyle on Sway in the Morning, and it was awesome! How memorable of an experience was that? Also side note, the line about Michelle Obama was incredible

A:

Care to share any thoughts on S7 of MLP? Maybe a small spoiler?


Q:

super memorable. i was so nervous. i dont know how i did so well. whenever i get scared about life, i watch that and remember how well i performed under pressure

A:

We're very versatile, easy to work with and not too shabby looking. :-)


Q:

super memorable. i was so nervous. i dont know how i did so well. whenever i get scared about life, i watch that and remember how well i performed under pressure

A:

Sure. It's going to be super adorable...lots of new songs...the premiere on Saturday is two back-to-back episodes. This season, we get to meet Rainbow Dash's parents, may adorable niece Flurry Heart and of course, William Shatner and Felicia Day are joining the herd.


Q:

Have you ever tought about changing your rapper name?

What did your parents and relatives say when u told them you're going to be a rapper named lil dicky?

A:

Care to share any thoughts on S7 of MLP? Maybe a small spoiler?


Q:

Have you ever tought about changing your rapper name?

What did your parents and relatives say when u told them you're going to be a rapper named lil dicky?

A:

Just a random question, but how big is your wardrobe? (I may or may not want to borrow a dresses few for mine ;D)


Q:

i think i have to see it through as lil dicky. i truthfully dont like introducing myself as lil dicky, ill always say dave. but lil dicky is like batman, it's a symbol more than a person. know what i mean

A:

Sure. It's going to be super adorable...lots of new songs...the premiere on Saturday is two back-to-back episodes. This season, we get to meet Rainbow Dash's parents, may adorable niece Flurry Heart and of course, William Shatner and Felicia Day are joining the herd.


Q:

i think i have to see it through as lil dicky. i truthfully dont like introducing myself as lil dicky, ill always say dave. but lil dicky is like batman, it's a symbol more than a person. know what i mean

A:

You can NEVER have enough cute things to wear.


Q:

What's some advice for us guys with Lil' Dicks?

A:

Out of the shows you've been in, what's your favorite?


Q:

Lil Dicky,

I'm a huge fan of your work, but more of your skill set. I like pillow talk, but the antagonist was probably my favorite on the album. Do you have any plans to make a serious hip hop record in the future?

A:

Out of the shows you've been in, what's your favorite?


Q:

don't even sweat it. guys are lucky that girls value personality so highly. if she likes you enough, she won't even care. she'll be so moved by how much she likes you that she'll orgasm easier than she would with a guy with a huge dick who isn't as cool as you. you should also do a lot of foreplay.

A:

The Little Mermaid 2!


Q:

if by record you mean song, yeah. but a serious album, i just hope to god nothing happens in my life that would ever have me making 12 unfunny songs. that's just not who i am.

A:

The Little Mermaid 2!


Q:

Sup Dave?

Who was your favourite artist to collaborate with and why?

Also who would you most like to collaborate with in the future?

A:

So a lot of people have been posting fanart of Ashi and Jack together, either as a couple or as stepdad/adopted daughter. Where do you stand on Ashi/Jack without spoiling too much?


Q:

What's some advice for us guys with Lil' Dicks?

A:

So a lot of people have been posting fanart of Ashi and Jack together, either as a couple or as stepdad/adopted daughter. Where do you stand on Ashi/Jack without spoiling too much?


Q:

well, a bunch of collabs happened digitally. brendon urie came into my studio though, and sang it right in front of me. so that was my favorite. because as soon as he sang, i knew he was perfect and it was cool to witness the moment in person.

A:

I really can't say without spoiling :-)


Q:

don't even sweat it. guys are lucky that girls value personality so highly. if she likes you enough, she won't even care. she'll be so moved by how much she likes you that she'll orgasm easier than she would with a guy with a huge dick who isn't as cool as you. you should also do a lot of foreplay.

A:

I really can't say without spoiling :-)


Q:

Lil Dicky,

I'm a huge fan of your work, but more of your skill set. I like pillow talk, but the antagonist was probably my favorite on the album. Do you have any plans to make a serious hip hop record in the future?

A:

What is your favorite part of the fandom?


Q:

Sup Dave?

Who was your favourite artist to collaborate with and why?

Also who would you most like to collaborate with in the future?

A:

What is your favorite part of the fandom?


Q:

if by record you mean song, yeah. but a serious album, i just hope to god nothing happens in my life that would ever have me making 12 unfunny songs. that's just not who i am.

A:

How adork-able they are. How generous they are. How inclusive they are.


Q:

well, a bunch of collabs happened digitally. brendon urie came into my studio though, and sang it right in front of me. so that was my favorite. because as soon as he sang, i knew he was perfect and it was cool to witness the moment in person.

A:

How adork-able they are. How generous they are. How inclusive they are.


Q:

Any plans to collaborate with Drake or Chance the Rapper? That would be crazy

A:

Can you share some details about the movie?


Q:

Any plans to collaborate with Drake or Chance the Rapper? That would be crazy

A:

Can you share some details about the movie?


Q:

i'd love nothing more. hopefully one day

A:

It's going to be VERY cute. We have a lot of wonderful guest stars and great songs. The coolest part is that we're going to have sea ponies.


Q:

i'd love nothing more. hopefully one day

A:

It's going to be VERY cute. We have a lot of wonderful guest stars and great songs. The coolest part is that we're going to have sea ponies.


Q:

I love your music?

A:

So glad you're here Tara! You were my childhood! My little sister adores you as you voice Twilight, and Raven who are her favourite characters!

  1. Who is you're favourite background pony?

  2. Will you be attending any fan conventions in Canada such as Fanexpo 2017?

  3. Do you have an order of EG films that you like?


Q:

I love your music?

A:

Hi, Tara! What is your favorite Teen Titans moment or episode?


Q:

thanks?

A:
  1. Derpy
  2. Possibly
  3. No

Q:

thanks?

A:

I love Lady Legasus and the colors of Raven. In the original series, I loved stuff with Slade and Trigon.


Q:

Has anyone ever sucked you off after you said "somebody suck me"?

A:

Hi, Tara! What is your favorite Teen Titans moment or episode?


Q:

Has anyone ever sucked you off after you said "somebody suck me"?

A:

So glad you're here Tara! You were my childhood! My little sister adores you as you voice Twilight, and Raven who are her favourite characters!

  1. Who is you're favourite background pony?

  2. Will you be attending any fan conventions in Canada such as Fanexpo 2017?

  3. Do you have an order of EG films that you like?


Q:

never

A:

I love Lady Legasus and the colors of Raven. In the original series, I loved stuff with Slade and Trigon.


Q:

never

A:
  1. Derpy
  2. Possibly
  3. No

Q:

What are the chances of LD getting a Frank Ocean feature on the next album?

A:

Hey, Tara!

Do you think that Raven and Twilight could get along if they were to meet?


Q:

D, huge fan. What has been your favorite music video to make to date? They're all so clever and unique. Maybe share a cool story from one of the sets too?

A:

Hey, Tara!

Do you think that Raven and Twilight could get along if they were to meet?


Q:

i should be so lucky. blond is my favorite album of the last 5 years.

A:

Of course! Raven loves ponies.


Q:

ex boyfriend no question. cuz i just knew the whole time it would change my life. and it was fun. and back then, you didnt have to get permits, do things officially, you just ran around with a camera and filmed. shout out brian storm - my DP

A:

Of course! Raven loves ponies.


Q:

D, huge fan. What has been your favorite music video to make to date? They're all so clever and unique. Maybe share a cool story from one of the sets too?

A:

Hi Tara! I'm a big fan, and I practically grew up watching your work!

I have a couple questions for you, If you don't mind answering!

  • What are your thoughts on Teen Titans Go!, in contrast to the original Teen Titans series?

  • Which character has been the most fun to voice?

  • Who is your favourite villain that the Titans have faced so far?

Thank you for taking the time for doing this AMA!


Q:

What are the chances of LD getting a Frank Ocean feature on the next album?

A:

Hi Tara! I'm a big fan, and I practically grew up watching your work!

I have a couple questions for you, If you don't mind answering!

  • What are your thoughts on Teen Titans Go!, in contrast to the original Teen Titans series?

  • Which character has been the most fun to voice?

  • Who is your favourite villain that the Titans have faced so far?

Thank you for taking the time for doing this AMA!


Q:

ex boyfriend no question. cuz i just knew the whole time it would change my life. and it was fun. and back then, you didnt have to get permits, do things officially, you just ran around with a camera and filmed. shout out brian storm - my DP

A:

I love them both. It's a toss up between Power Puff Girls, Fairly OddParents and Raven. Probably Slade.


Q:

i should be so lucky. blond is my favorite album of the last 5 years.

A:

I love them both. It's a toss up between Power Puff Girls, Fairly OddParents and Raven. Probably Slade.


Q:

How does one compare apples to oranges?

A:

Who is your favourite pony?


Q:

How does one compare apples to oranges?

A:

Who is your favourite pony?


Q:

easily. one is red. one is orange. one has one texture that's less juicy and slimy. the other is slimy. etc.

A:

Twilight duh!


Q:

easily. one is red. one is orange. one has one texture that's less juicy and slimy. the other is slimy. etc.

A:

Twilight duh!


Q:

Fucken loved this video, Dude. The production is sick!!! Especially loved all the attention to details you made, the shit on the side tables, no dabs shirt, but yo! the sound effects blew me away. Did you do those? Sounded so cray.

A:

Fucken loved this video, Dude. The production is sick!!! Especially loved all the attention to details you made, the shit on the side tables, no dabs shirt, but yo! the sound effects blew me away. Did you do those? Sounded so cray.


Q:

no we hired a great sound design company, Voodoo Highway Music & Post Inc.

A:

no we hired a great sound design company, Voodoo Highway Music & Post Inc.


Q:

Hey there! I just want to say that "Pillowtalk" was actually the first song I heard from you. My friend played it in my car on our way to football practice and we were laughing the whole way there. Since then I've been listening to everything. Just want you to know you've got a lot of fans (at least around me) here in SoCal.

Anyway, my question: How does it feel to be a professional rapper?

A:

Hey there! I just want to say that "Pillowtalk" was actually the first song I heard from you. My friend played it in my car on our way to football practice and we were laughing the whole way there. Since then I've been listening to everything. Just want you to know you've got a lot of fans (at least around me) here in SoCal.

Anyway, my question: How does it feel to be a professional rapper?


Q:

i respect that. i like that's the first song you heard. it honestly feels amazing to be a professional rapper. its a true dream come true

A:

i respect that. i like that's the first song you heard. it honestly feels amazing to be a professional rapper. its a true dream come true


Q:

LD - how have you changed the rap game?

A:

LD - how have you changed the rap game?


Q:

i think im doing a lot of stuff, on a pretty successful level, that's never been done before. i rap about sucking my own dick, ya know? and i still went platinum. i think that's pretty sick.

A:

i think im doing a lot of stuff, on a pretty successful level, that's never been done before. i rap about sucking my own dick, ya know? and i still went platinum. i think that's pretty sick.


Q:

LD,

You are a lyrical genius and I love how your mind works. Love you lots.

My questionnnnn,

So ever since we met the Burds, I've been wondering if your mom has yet to have a conversation with Puff. Daddy's mom? Like have they been able to hash over the woes and worries of their rapper son's lives and did Momma Diddy get to tell momma Burd how she backs her the fugg up?

That would be a lunch I'd like to sit in on.

A:

LD,

You are a lyrical genius and I love how your mind works. Love you lots.

My questionnnnn,

So ever since we met the Burds, I've been wondering if your mom has yet to have a conversation with Puff. Daddy's mom? Like have they been able to hash over the woes and worries of their rapper son's lives and did Momma Diddy get to tell momma Burd how she backs her the fugg up?

That would be a lunch I'd like to sit in on.


Q:

no my mom has still yet to speak with mrs diddy. id pay so much money to see that. i say fugg too

A:

no my mom has still yet to speak with mrs diddy. id pay so much money to see that. i say fugg too


Q:

Hello Mr. Bird,

Big fan! What was the process for filming this like? A few days of filming or did you practice and get it all shot in a day (minus CGI and shit)? BTS in the future...?

Sincerely, A Manilla Envelope

A:

Hello Mr. Bird,

Big fan! What was the process for filming this like? A few days of filming or did you practice and get it all shot in a day (minus CGI and shit)? BTS in the future...?

Sincerely, A Manilla Envelope


Q:

this was 5 days of shooting. 3 for the bedroom scenes, and the set was built from scratch, we took the walls away during the cgi stuff and had green screens there. then we shot the soldiers stuff in one day. then we shot john c reilly one day

A:

this was 5 days of shooting. 3 for the bedroom scenes, and the set was built from scratch, we took the walls away during the cgi stuff and had green screens there. then we shot the soldiers stuff in one day. then we shot john c reilly one day